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









Isle of Sky Farm 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

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 challenging due to extreme clay soil on a rocky slope shaded by pinion and juniper trees.  The Nursery is unique in that the plants I sell here are all grown in the gardens which are open to the public for viewing during regular Nursery hours.  Being able to see 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 and Gro-well/ Western Organics.  I also stock Down to Earth, Age Old, Neptune's & Fox Farm products 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.


There is a large 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

Austrian Copper Rose
Harrison's Yellow Rose
Sweetbriar Rose (a hardy native)
Woods Rose (a native shade lover)

Culinary and Medicinal Herb plants and seeds,
flower seeds, and tomato transplants (in spring).

Table Grapes -- a good selection of seedless, seeded and heirloom varieties growing and producing well here in the garden.

From August through November, I am proud to offer over a hundred

varieties of heirloom, new and rare irises grown locally by

Valarie Thomas, owner of The Bungalo Iris Garden.


The Isle of Sky Nursery is open
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
from 9 am till 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.

2018 Grafting Workshop dates and details.