Meet the Team

Phil Bond, Owner and Landscaper/Designer, Pinal County’s first master gardener. He has taught vocational agriculture and horticulture courses for over 30 years and is a third generation Arizonan.

Adel Diego, Manager, has been with the Avocado Nursery for 19 years.

Joyce Partain, Sales

Marisol Rodriguez, Landscaper/Designer

Lupe, Landscaper

Mayra, Landscaper


65 thoughts on “Meet the Team

    1. What variety of long-thorned bushes are you looking for? Are the Bougainvillea, Hackberry, or Pomegranate?

    1. Not sure what kind of plant that is. Can you describe the leaf and if any flowers? Just two inches thorned is not enough to see what plant you are looking for. Or do have a picture of plant you are looking for?

    2. Hi my name is Aaron and I would like to know if you guys carry blood orange

      1. Citrus is available between October thru March. Includes blood orange trees. 5gal $45 and 15gal $95

  1. That is all I care about. Just tell me which plants you carry with 2″ thorns. Then I will select whichever one I like the best.

  2. Looking for a Arbutus Andrachne…redish bark with really green foliage. Do you carry this and if so what size/cost, etc. Thanks

    1. I am sorry, we do not carry as of yet. But there might a nursery in Apache Junction the nursery name- Tropica Mango.

  3. Donald Fronheiser says:

    I’m looking for large quantities of Perlite? Everywhere I look they have like little 8 ounce bags… LOL can ya help me out?

    1. We will be receiving an order of 3 cubic feet bags of perlite by next week Friday. If you are interested in waiting we can give you a call as soon as the order comes in. Thank you

  4. Dear Sir/Madame,
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    Being a company holding both vast arable land and best tropical plants research team, being in such a dynamic era of development from all respect in China, Avo Biotech believes that the future of mutual cooperation between us would be brilliant and productive for sure.
    Should you have any interest in the cooperation, please feel free to reach us as undersigned. We are looking forward to hearing from you and will be ready for more comprehensive exchanging of ideas.
    Sincerely yours
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  5. Do you ever do any programs off-site? I am the manager at McFarland State Historic Park in Florence, and I am planning programs for 2018. Someone told me they heard you give a very interesting talk on native plants. If you do go off-site, would you please tell me what programs you provide, the cost, and any details? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Susan, my name is Adel, Phil’s assistant and one of the sales gals at the nursery. I will check with Phil about talks and any other details you may need. He does many of his talks here at the nursery grounds.

    2. What is the name of a cactus that stays small, is large on the bottom half, and narrow and pointed on the top half like a chimney?

  6. There many columnar cactus as you describe. Small as 3ft or little taller? Here a few 3ft and up: Golden Torch 4-5ft, mexican fence post 5-15 ft, senita 8-15 ft.

  7. Suzanne Harrington says:

    We’re looking for a heat and full sun loving, relatively fast growing trellising desert vine to replace some very old, dying Jasmine vines on the east side of our Northeast patio. I have read about the Mexican flame Vine but don’t know whether it is invasive in this growing zone. Can you recommend something and do you have anyting at Avocado Nursery that might work for us? We want to plant in probably October this year. Thank you.

    1. I would recommend the tangerine beauty vine also known as Cross Vine with Orange trumpet flowers , green year round, self attaching, fast growing. 5gal $20

  8. Do you carry any Sugar Bush plants…?

    1. Sugar available during the fall (November thru mid-March) 5hal $25 or 15gal $85.

  9. Hi my name is Aaron and I am looking for a blood orange do you guys have those By any chance

    1. Sorry we are currently out. But are waiting for another order that should hopefully arrive by end of May. Wiyld you like ua to add you to our waiting list.

  10. Hi my name is Aaron and I am looking for a blood orange do you guys carry those by any chance

  11. Do you have avocado trees at your nursery

    1. We do not currently have in stock. Its a seasonal product. Usually between February to Mid-March.

  12. Do you have any of the following in stock, 15 gallon bucket. Summer lilac, Orange Jubilee, Vitex Angus and if so what is the price. Thanks you.

  13. Do you have dwarf citrus trees?

  14. I have full sun and was thinking of planting a pistachio tree but looks like you don’t carry them. Can you recommend something that’s not real messy? Just removed Palo Verda cuz it kept falling over. Absolutely do not want mestique.

    1. A pistachio is deciduous meaning that it drops all its’ leaves every winter….from December to February.

  15. Stephanie Adams says:

    I have a question. How and when do I cut back my lantanas?
    Thank you

    1. Trim your Lantanas between Mid-January to end of February. How? If lantana width is currently 3ft wide you can trim off 1-2 foot of growth.

  16. Do you remove dead palm trees and replant new ones ? Thank’s

    1. It would depend on size and variety of Palm trees. Labor is $45 per hour per person.

  17. For the first time I had an opportunity to visit & Phil kindly gave me a tour!
    What a fantastic fun nursery with many options to choose from & all reasonably priced!
    Thank you Phil – see you again teal soon!

    1. Awesome! It is always wonderful to hear you enjoy visiting our family owned Nursery. We are not a cosmetic Nursery where we live all pathways or gravel them. Mr Bond and late wife Julie like to have it a more natural look.

      1. Looking to plant a lemon and possible lime tree yet this spring. Wondering what my options are as far as size and costs.

      2. Hi Dan, if you have not come in. We have 5gal size lemon eureka and mexican lime(key lime) at $45. In 15gal only have Bearl Lime $95.

  18. Can you get me a moringa tree. Also a blood orange and a Dorset apple trees.

      1. Any size is fine

      2. Moringa trees have very small size 6 inches, blood orange in 5gallon $45, and all out of Dorsett Apple until January 2022.

  19. Why are you guys always close? We have stopped by and it never fails even if the open sign in on… there’s nobody there!

    1. Hi Soly, open today til 230 weather permitting. They are either in remote areas of Nursery making look like no one is there.

  20. Do you have any spiral aloe?

  21. I read on FB that you carry fresh eggs – true? Price, everyday? TY

  22. Palm tree price? Do u carry shade trees?

    1. Limited supply of palms. Shade trees a variety and different container size. From 5 gallon $25 to 24 gal $350. Oleander bushes in 1 gallon $7, 5 gallon $18.99 and 24 gallon in tree form $315.

  23. phil, do you have Navaho blackberry’s at your nursery and at what size and cost

  24. Do have any Joshua trees, is so what size/price? If not, where can I get some? Thank you, Jan Älsen

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