You may have noticed that we are making several changes to our web site. We are trying to make your visit memorable, and to make the site easier to use. To these ends we have:
1. Changed the web site away from the old emphasis of small dogs, to standard poodles. We raised the smaller dogs for about six years, but we only have the standards now.
2. My daughter, Lisa Fingeroot has come to stay with us and she is taking over the dogs. I am supposed to be retired, but that has increasingly become a joke.
Winterberry Farms Nursery was established 25 years ago to grow plants in Tissue Culture for the wholesale nursery trade. You can read about the nursery below. We closed the nursery and concentrated on raising poodle puppies and poodle mixes. We raised our first litter more than 30 years ago when we were in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have been involved with poodles ever since. Three years ago we moved to LaGrange, Georgia to retire, but here we go again with poodles.
Winterberry Farms Tissue Culture was established in 1990 to grow plants for the parent company, Rowen Gardens (established in 1988). In 1994, the tissue culture laboratory started selling plants to other growers and began to specialize in the in-vitro propagation of Hosta. The laboratory, located in Georgia, primarily grew plants for smaller nurseries specializing in newer varieties. With over 200 varieties of Hosta in the laboratory at any one time, Winterberry Farms was in a position to fill the needs of many smaller nurseries for Hosta and other perennials.
Jim and Betty Anderson have ran Winterberry Farms Nursery for about 18 years, shipping wholesale plants to customers in the USA,
Canada, and Europe. The Nursery has now been closed as we
begin to retire. We then started to raise Poodles, Papillions,
Cavaliers and Bichon Frise x Poodles
as an avocation of our retirement. This is more "house pets"
producing puppies than a true business, but it makes sense to sell
the puppies using our Winterberry Farms business skills. We
were not a puppy farm (and no longer called ourselves Winterberry
Farms) as we believed that we were producing individuals (pets)
that will form life-long relationships with their owners.
the University of Georgia, Jim studied bioluminescence (organisms that glow
in the dark). He traveled to the far east and went on two scientific
cruses to study luminescent organisms of the deep seas.
Betty W. Anderson has a masters degree in journalism with experience in journalism, technical writing, television (host of PBS interview show), and public relations (trade associations). She is a published fiction writer and an authority on the structure of the novel. Betty is presently trying to sell a mystery suspense novel that occurs on the barrier islands off Georgia. Stay tuned, as this is promises to be a great book. Betty is developing her own web-site (someday, I hope), Betty-Anderson.com devoted to her writing. Betty@BW-Anderson.com
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