Anne Craven


A native of Baton Rouge, Anne Craven currently resides in her hometown after a French degree and M.Ed. whisked her away to France, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. Following a joyous tenure as assistant editor at Country Roads, she now freelances and works at home as assistant parent to two young children and two old dogs. With her husband, she enjoys spending time outdoors, eating any and everything, gardening, and traveling.


Lucie Monk Carter

In their three gone-in-a-flash hours at Knock Knock, they had climbed, danced, painted, crafted, constructed, tinkered, sorted, measured, counted, and engaged in all sorts of pretend play and open-ended goodness. more

Aug 24, 2017 8:58 AM People & Places


Photo by Lucie Monk Carter

A 440-acre sanctuary in the heart of Baton Rouge more

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Outdoor Adventures


Courtesy of the Ursuline Academy Archives and Museum.

It took twelve “good gray sisters” to tame colonial New Orleans more

May 26, 2015 12:00 AM History


Photo by Anne Craven

An invitation to monkey around a Louisiana landmark more

Jan 23, 2015 12:00 AM People & Places

Procedures for protecting plants, and people, from the cold (and a handy formula to boot). more

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM , Gardening


Photo by Brei Olivier

A church of the arts grows by leaps and bounds more

Aug 25, 2014 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

And Leon bids farewell to a beloved column more

Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Procedures for protecting plants, and people, from the cold (and a handy formula to boot). more

Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening


Photo by Anne Craven

Just before a recent overnight adventure to central Louisiana, I discovered the following promotional quote while browsing through an online collection of vintage postcards. Based on the cost of the postcard stamp (one cent!), this bit o... more

Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM Getaways

Why do we (or maybe just me) project human feelings onto the plants growing in our gardens? more

Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM Gardening

Photo period, chilling hours, and gardening in the buff more

Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Cover crops will see gardens through the short days. “The days get short when you reach September.” Actually, they began getting shorter back on June 21, and a lot of plants can tell the difference. That is when they start preparing for win... more

Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM , House & Home

What else is there to do in the dog days of summer? more

Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

If you're an amateur gardener like me, do yourself a favor and plant some snap beans more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Gardening

Harvesting in the heat more

Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

How to make your colors change more

Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM Gardening

The "Lawton" variety we have was discovered growing wild in New York more

May 28, 2013 12:00 AM Gardening

Down here where it rains a lot and the weather is (usually) warm, your garden is going to need nitrogen fertilizer every year. more

May 28, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Early spring is a gamble for gardeners. more

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Our well-fertilized soil sometimes needs a good dose of epsom salts more

Mar 26, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening