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 name from WF-Poodle.com (and WF-Canine.com, WF-Poodles.com, and WFPoodles.com) to `WinterberryKennels.com. The long term intent is to have a single entry point to the site. The old names will still work for a while, but will bring you to the new site. The email, james@WF-Poodle.com has not changed.
2. Changed the name of the kennel from Winterberry Farms Poodles to Winterberry Kennels. We have been Winterberry Farms for over 18 years, but the name was more relevant to the plant nursery than the kennel. The designation, Farms can carry a bad connotation to a kennel.
3. Changed the appearance of the website to a more modern format. This page is an example of that the new format. It is still a work in progress.
Winterberry Farms Nursery was established 18 years ago to grow plants in Tissue Culture for the wholesale nursery trade. You can read about the nursery below. We recently closed the nursery and concentrated on raising poodle puppies. We raised our first litter more than 20 years ago when we were in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have been involved with poodles ever since.
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 run Winterberry Farms Nursery for the
past 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 now 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
are not a puppy farm (and no longer call ourselves Winterberry
Farms) as we believe that we are 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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