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Anne Craven

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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.

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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

People & Places

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Photo by Lucie Monk Carter

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

Outdoor Adventures

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Courtesy of the Ursuline Academy Archives and Museum.

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

History

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Photo by Anne Craven

An invitation to monkey around a Louisiana landmark more

People & Places

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

, Gardening

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Photo by Brei Olivier

A church of the arts grows by leaps and bounds more

Visual & Performing Arts

And Leon bids farewell to a beloved column more

, Gardening

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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

Getaways

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

, Gardening

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

Gardening

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

, Gardening

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

, 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

, House & Home

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

Gardening

Harvesting in the heat more

, Gardening

How to make your colors change more

Gardening

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

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

, Gardening

Early spring is a gamble for gardeners. more

, Gardening

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

, Gardening