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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

What exactly is Zen? A client that subscribed to my blog asked me this question the other day at my Garden Center. 
Well, I told him Zen can be described several ways… When it applies to the garden it simply means quiet, peaceful feelings.

From the dictionary it’s both a Noun & an Adjective: zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort Perhaps that is the zen of gardening—you become one with the plants, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand”.
I can say for a fact, that is the Zen I’m speaking of. It’s a feeling of peace and relaxation that I or you get from waterfalls, koi & gardening in general. Even a sunrise or sunset can give one this feeling 😊

The feeling you get watching the sunset over the water is a Zen feeling. There is something special about water… There is a bit of magic in it…

So many times it’s the setting or focus that helps you achieve this Zen… Another friend sent me a photo that his daughter took of their Waterfall. I think you will feel the Zen form this photo as I did 👇🏻

A friends daughter took this picture. I can tell that she knows the meaning of Zen already 😊

I hope you all have a wonderful morning and a great week ahead! 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I wanted to share a beautiful, private backyard I got to visit last week. The home is surrounded by gardens! Complete with gazebos and pathways and Bubbling Fountains with intimate/hidden little sitting areas (opportunities ❤️) within the outdoor spaces. WOW! I didn’t want to leave 😊 

Then I went to the Backyard Garden 😍 Check it out 👇🏻



We got to help redo this stream and waterfall that your looking down as it flows into the pond. We used the stone they had on site in the “re-configuration” and it turned out beautifully I think. So did they ❤️ 

 This is such A special garden that I asked them if they would like to be included in a future Pond/Garden Tour. She said she would LOVE to be on the tour 😊 So, some of you lucky folks will be able to stroll through what I consider to be one of the best designed and maintained gardens in West Tennessee in the near future.

Enjoy your Monday! 

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A good spring cleaning of most any Water Garden is a must. I finally got to mine 😊 Here is a short video of the Waterfalls coming back to life! In only takes a minute to watch, and it’s worth every second!  

Click here 👇🏻to see video. 
Coming back to life

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting down by your own Waterfall! The splash, the sound, so Zen! 

Draining and cleaning your eco-system Pond yearly  is important! It sets you up for a great year of successful Pondering 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Have a Great Monday! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Beautiful night feeding koi and taking a couple of pictures and videos. We had a  couple little visitors… Check em’ out 👇🏻



There’s nothing like the sound of the waterfalls and the singing of the frogs 🐸 to relax and get you into a Zen state of mind. Have a great day 🌞

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturday night was a perfect, warm summer night – in May! 😊 The moon was so bright that everything cast a dark shadow & the water was crystal clear. Such a beautiful night. I got a wild hair to get out and feed the fish again after midnight in the 🌙 light … & I made this video. 



My Water Garden never grows old! In fact, It calls me outside 😊 This feeling of connection & peace, I ❤️ My Water Garden! I hope this short video brings you a feeling of Zen as well. Have a great Monday! 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I LOVE this Waterfall! Our goal was to create a feature that looks and feels Natural. From the main viewing area I think we pulled it off pretty well 😊 

The sound and energy of a natural Waterfall and creek will make you stop in your tracks! You have to take it in. You want to sit down and feel the energy, feel the Zen. 

Have a great Monday! 

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
 
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Koi | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a bit warmer in the Koi house so they get to start eating a little earlier than Koi who live in an outdoor Pond. I know you all are ready to get back to feeding them again, but it’s not quite warm enough yet… So I though you might enjoy a glimpse of what’s to come 😊

Spring is coming quick! Are you ready?

Who’s ready to enjoy a ‘Moment of Zen’ by their pond again? 😊 | Just Remember the Rule of 50 & be ready, because Spring is Coming!

Have a Zen filled Monday & a GREAT week!

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a beautiful morning! It feels like Spring  out here 😊 I sat down by this waterfall for a minute and ended up taking a little video of the sound and movement of the water. Such a soothing, Zen like feeling you get from sitting by a Waterfall…

Sitting down by a Waterfall relaxes your mind and then your body follows. Your heart rate drops, you relax… Waterfalls have a bit of magic about them 💥

I hope this little snippet makes you smile this morning 😊 Have a great day!

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Waterfall Wednesday | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Once again it’s #waterfallwednesday! Today is the last Wednesday of January- Yes! Moving on towards Spring!

A collage’ of a few Waterfalls that we built last year. Looking back for a moment before we start the 2020 season of Designing & Building Beautiful, Custom, one of a kind Waterfalls! I’m excited 😊 #waterfallwednesday

Spring is Coming! And with Spring, new Designs, new Waterfalls to build = New Art! And – I ❤️My Art!

Heres to #waterfallwednesday!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This beautiful Water Feature is at the front entry of an International Business. People from all over have seen it and I’m told that it’s very popular with everyone.

I have multiple Waterfalls and Ponds at my Nursery & believe me, it’s wonderful to be able to go out and sit down by one and enjoy lunch or even a cup of coffee. Moving, flowing water has an almost magical effect!

Sitting by a flowing waterfall, even for just a few minutes, changes the way you feel for the better…

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Have a wonderful Monday! The 1st of 2020! Happy New Year!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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