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Ed Cullen

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Ed Cullen grew up in Alexandria, attended then Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, served four years in the U.S. Navy as a radioman, and finished in journalism at LSU. In forty years at The Advocate, he wrote obituaries, worked the police, court, city hall, and school beats before becoming an award-winning feature writer and Sunday columnist. He retired from The Advocate in March 2013.

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Nalini Raghavan

The public has until April 29 to tour the 54-acre botanical garden more

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Slidell Railroad Station

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Vanney

The unique charms of the Tammany Trace towns. more

Getaways

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Illustration by Burton Durand, detail.

Where to go when the world is too much more

Gardening

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Photo by Charlie Champagne

Hilltop's volunteers keep Emory Smith’s native plant nursery alive more

Gardening

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Illustration by Burton Durand

Turning the loamy earth of young imaginations more

Gardening

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Illustration by David Norwood

Other people's gardens can be just as satisfying more

Gardening

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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Kisatchie’s thirty-one miles of wild azaleas and forest canopies more

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Illustration by David Norwood

Rising against the tyranny of grass more

Gardening

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Illustration by David Norwood

When the sweaty work of summer gives way to restful dormancy more

Gardening

The Bardwells were on the cutting edge of everything, including travel more

People & Places

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Photo by Nalini Raghavan

Imahara has built a monument to his family, career, and heritage on the ridges of West Feliciana. more

Gardening

A trip through time by ferry and bicycle more

Outdoor Adventures

The past haunts a lumber mill commissary and a once-prosperous town. more

People & Places