About Kris_Wetherbee

I was born and raised under the green thumbs of my parents, who instilled in me a love of gardening. Through the years I've developed my skills, learned the ropes and nurtured that passion through classes, studies and other learning opportunities as well as professional experience that includes time spent as a certified organic market grower, garden coach and designer. Together with my husband we have developed, nurtured and maintained several gardens on our own property, including a Tuscan courtyard garden, cottage garden, herb garden, wildlife garden, kitchen garden, and a fruit and berry orchard.

  1. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center A Taste of Honey

    Yes indeed, THANKS KRIS ! And I agree, Wendy - that is a very nice recipe ! One question... I use a lot of honey, and I get most of it from approx. 25 miles from my home. And the rest is from any …
  2. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Cooking with Quinoa

    We have been cooking with quinoa for years. I am terrible, though, have never rinsed it! I am interested to see the difference in texture and cooking if I do. Thanks for the yum recipe, too!
  3. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Cooking with Quinoa

    I was looking for a new Quinoa recipe and this one looks delicious! I'm also going to check out that Kenmore rice cooker!! Thanks for the great info!
  4. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Poinsettia Care

    I live in South Louisiana and moved my potted poinsettias from the dark side of the house to the bright side around Christmas and it bloomed again. This had worked for me the year before. We had a rec…
  5. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Pumpkin Carving ideas & Wetherbee's Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    I didn't know I was a fan of pumpkin until I made your bread! I also used your tip about using the roasted seeds in a stir fry. It was fantastic. Thanks for all of your great ideas and suggestions.
  6. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Fall decor with ghostly plants

    Loved your idea about decorating with succulents. I picked up one of the lighted tombstones you mentioned and it looks fantastic!
  7. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center how would you educate familys on the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle specific to garden2table?

    The best way to educate families is to make it very clear how a garden-to-table lifestyle will benefit them most. For starters are the savings: savings to the family budget by way of reduced spending …
  8. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Growing Super Speedy Vegetables in 65 Days or Less

    Great information Kris! I am excited to start my own garden and with these helpful tips I am feeling a lot more confident! ;-)
  9. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Growing Super Speedy Vegetables in 65 Days or Less

    What a great column. Can't wait to try all of these tips!! Thank you!
  10. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center How to Grow Tomatoes: Garden to Table Tips

    This is GREAT to hear, Kris! I will look for Black Prince at my local Kmart as well.
  11. Liked this: Holidays & Parties Go Wild with Hanging Flower Baskets for Mother's Day

    Great blog! My mom loves hanging flower baskets!
  12. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center Advice needed for native plants to spruce up my front lawn.

    Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge Kris! These suggestions are perfect. I will be Googling each selection to vote on a winner and will also give www.ncwildflower.org a visit for additional ti…
  13. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center I'd like to grow pole green beans this year and I'm looking for a no-fuss, very flavorful variety. What recommendations do you have?

    Pole beans are great to have in the garden, partly because they continuously produce beans over a long season. As such, continual harvesting when beans are ready to pick will increase your overall yie…
  14. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center I live in NY and was given s aunflower-seed kit as a wedding favor in September. When is the best time to plant and will they grow well indoors?

    Sunflowers can be grown indoors, but they are a bit trickier to grow. These colorful annuals require lots of sun and plenty of room, so they need to be grown in a large container--the bigger the bette…
  15. Liked this: Garden Solutions Center How often should I water my lawn? We didn't get much rain last year, and I don’t think I watered it enough.

    Ideally it's best to give your lawn about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water each week, whether from rainfall, supplemental watering, or from both sources. The key to successful watering for a healthy lawn is…