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Meet our New Gardening Expert- Kris Wetherbee

Kris-WetherbeeKmart Garden Solutions Center & Kmart Community is proud to present the extremely talented Kris Wetherbee, whose  extensive knowledge about all types of gardens is unfathomable. Kris is an expert who really knows her birds, bugs & butterflies and will be here on the community to provide some outstanding advice, answer all gardening queries and provide tips on how to enhance your garden and create happy homes for all types of winged wonders!

Kris will also be delivering interesting and informative blogs and developing recipes that will tantalize your taste buds!

With over 1,000 published articles to her credit, Kris Wetherbee has extensive experience working with editors and focusing each piece with a specific audience in mind. Her articles have appeared in a diversity of magazines, including The American Gardener, Country Living, Woman’s Day, Cooking Light, Garden Gate, Organic Gardening, Sunset, House & Garden, Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping, and Audobon . She is the author of Oregon Farmers’ Markets Cookbook & Guide, Washington Farmers’ Markets Cookbook & Guide, and Attracting BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & Other WINGED WONDERS to Your Backyard (Sterling Publishing, April 2005).

As a public speaker and former certified organic market grower, she has shared her horticultural expertise, knowledge of wildlife, and passion for healthy foods throughout the Northwest. With many television and radio appearances to her credit–including ‘AM Northwest’ on KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon; ‘Henry’s Garden’ on KRON-TV in San Francisco; and ‘Holder Tonight’ on CJAD radio in Montreal, Canada–she is just as at home with the media as she is at her computer or the garden and kitchen.

Kris’s love for gardening and wildlife evolved while growing up in Southern California. Since then that love has become firmly rooted in Oregon, where she lives with her husband, Rick, and their three cats, flock of sheep, cows, and diversity of outdoor wildlife, including the occasional cougar.

You can ask any of your gardening questions and get them answered from Kris on our community!

Read Kris’ Recent Blogs & Guides

° How to Make Herb-Infused Vinegar & Wetherbee’s White Bean Salad Recipe – NEW & HOT!
° Gardening Tools for Fall – Wetherbee’s Must Haves 
° Dehydrating Food & Wetherbee’s Dried Cherry Almond Muffins
° Winter Squash Tips & Wetherbee’s Spaghetti Squash Recipe
° Harvest Tips for Peak of Flavor & Garden Fresh Salsa
° Composting 101 – Making Black Gold for Your Garden
° Palm Trees 101 – Growing Tips for Outdoor & Indoor
° Tips on Watering Your Garden During the Drought Season
° Setting-up a Bird Bistro with Wild Bird Feeders & Seeds
° The Glamorous Garden Gear-Up – Garden Clogs & Apparel
° The Bird-Bath Wonderland for Winged Wildlife
° Growing Super Speedy Vegetables in 65 Days or Less
° Power up with Hot and Sweet Peppers – Garden to Table Cooking
° Incredible Edible Flowers – Garden to Table Cooking
° Flowering Vines & Climbing Plants: Clematis to Morning Glories
° Walnut Basil Pesto With a Twist – Garden To Table Cooking
° Summer Squash Varieties – Garden to Table Cooking
° Sensational Spring Blooms
° Memorial Trees – Plant a Tree of Gratitude
° How to Grow Tomatoes: Garden to Table Tips
° Go Wild with Hanging Flower Baskets for Mother’s Day
° How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
° Hazelnut Parsley Pesto – Garden to Table Cooking
° How to Grow Beautiful Roses – Planting, Growing and Care
° Power up with Perennials
° Three Easy Steps to Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs



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  1. Thank you Kris for all of your excellent advice! I really enjoy reading your answers to all of the questions and your blog! Thank you for sharing your expertise!

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