Isle of Sky Nursery
174 White Oaks Canyon Road
White Oaks, New Mexico 88301

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Isle of Sky
includes both a Plant Nursery and over an
acre of Demonstration Gardens.  Located
in Lincoln County,
New Mexico, near the ghost
town of White Oaks, the Nursery site is at an elevation of
6,480 feet. 
My Nursery and Demonstration Garden is dedicated to sustainable, organic growing practices with a focus on native and locally adapted seeds, seedlings, plants and trees.  I offer fruits, berries, roses, perennials and herbs for culinary, medicinal and bee use. 

Custom grafted apple trees are my
specialty.  There is also
a nice selection of seeds
produced here in the gardens.

I specialize in Dwarf, Heirloom Apple Trees and native and locally adapted fruits, berries and grapes, many of which I have found growing in old orchards and homestead sites throughout New Mexico.  The parent trees, many well over a century old, have proven their worth in adaptability and production under harsh conditions.

Here in the gardens, conditions are harsh due to extreme clay soil on a rocky slope shaded by pinion and juniper trees.  The Nursery is unique in that the plants are all grown in the gardens which are open to the public for viewing during regular Nursery hours.  Being able to view the parent plants in a natural garden setting is very helpful in making decisions on what plants are right for your garden and growing situation.  I use and recommend soil building supplements made in New Mexico by Soil Secrets, Down to Earth, Age Old, Neptune‚Äôs, Fox Farm, as well as vermiculite, perlite, coir, specialty potting soils, EM-1 and cold pressed Neem Oil.  These products represent the sustainable soil science of the future and are available here in the Nursery.

There is a wide selection of APPLE VARIETIES growing at Isle of Sky Nursery
in addition to the following native and locally adapted plant selections:

Blackberries  several varieties
Black Currants
Goji Berries
Red Raspberries  several varieties
Sea Buckthorn Berries (male & female)
Wild Plums

Copper Rose
Harrison's Yellow Rose
Sweetbriar Rose -- NM Native
Woods Rose -- native shade lover

Wild Grapes -- Native New Mexico Rio Grande watershed, Native New Mexico
       Rio Felix watershed, Native Arizona
Table Grapes -- A good selection of seedless, seeded and heirloom varieties
                         growing and producing well here in the garden.

Valerie Thomas, Proprietor of the Bungalow Iris Garden,
now has Isle of Sky Nursery as the official outlet for
her hundreds of varieties of rare and old favorite irises available
through the remainder of the 2017 season. 
There will be plenty of our preferred iris food here in the Nursery for them.

I also have an extensive selection of Culinary and Medicinal Herb plants
and seeds, flower, herb and vegetable seeds and tomato transplants.

Isle of Sky is open
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
from 9 am til 5 pm
from March through November.

The winter season is devoted to pruning,
collecting scion wood for grafting trees and custom grafting. 
I teach grafting and have a nice selection of scion wood and
dwarf rootstocks available for purchase for grafting your own trees. 

Check Upcoming Events for the next grafting session coming soon.