Kathleen Wolf may have heard from her parents as a child that money doesn't grow on trees, but their words did not convince her. Instead, she has devoted her career to showing that it does.
When the Joy Theater opened in 1947, it joined a virtual galaxy of downtown entertainment places that included the Loew’s State Palace, the Saenger, the Orpheum and the Civic theaters.
Composting is becoming increasingly popular with home gardeners, both as a way to reduce household food waste and create healthy garden soil.
The celebrated New Orleans-based designer Lee Ledbetter has his first book out, and it is a doozy: a don’t-miss, gotta-have for everyone interested in architecture and design.
When the time came for him to depart the mortal realm, Patrick Dunne thought he knew exactly how he would leave.
After the recent cold spell, perhaps spring is finally here to stay. One thing is certain: This weekend the 40th annual New Orleans Spring Garden Show will be taking place at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park.
When a group of artists consider the natural and man-made beauty of New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Garden, their collective and individual responses yield an exhibition that is nothing short of wondrous.
From outside, the double-gallery house at 1122 Jackson Avenue resembles many such town houses in New Orleans’ Garden District.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and that April showers bring May flowers. But in southern Louisiana, it can be spring one day and summer the next, rain nonstop for a week and sunshine for two. However, as each month co…
When Hotel Peter & Paul opened in late 2018 in Faubourg Marigny, the attention to detail and respect for the architecture during an expansive restoration made it a hit with visitors, locals, city preservationists and publications, including Tr…
When it came to planning her kids’ summer break, Leah Nunn Engelhardt’s most valuable resource was a calendar.
Tim and Karen Lott made a bold decision two years ago when they hired Scott Staimpel, a pool and landscape contractor, to fulfill their dream of a backyard oasis.
A rainbow of color is about to appear in the swamps and gardens of Louisiana, just as Carnival season fades away. Louisiana irises (Iris brevicaulis, Iris fulva, Iris giganticaerulea, Iris hexagona and Iris nelsonii) grow wild in our state and in …
Maybe it takes an old-timer to know that President John F. Kennedy’s assassin lived in the 4900 block of Magazine Street in September 1963.
"Every other minute, I think of something else that was lost," said Anne Montgomery Grace, whose family home on St. Charles Avenue was destroyed by a stubborn and unruly fire last week. "But, it could have been so much worse."
March brings a flurry of activity in the gardening world. There’s a lot to do on many fronts, and we hope this checklist will help you stay organized and get the job done.
Mid-February is a great time to plant tomatoes. Most of the local garden centers are already stocking transplants. Getting them in early allows maximum time for growth before the summer heat makes it difficult for plants to set fruit.
Michael Hopping lives and works out of his raised Creole cottage in the River Parishes, not far from New Orleans. The house has seen it all, including the flood of 1927 that devastated south Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. When the levees wer…
Do you enjoy entertaining and trying something new? Are you a gardener who loves a colorful landscape? Do you enjoy talking about your garden, and plants in general?
Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, is a native perennial in most of the eastern United States, thriving in zones 3 through 9. The genus name, Echinacea, originates from the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog or sea-urchin. This refers to the…
Imagine being a child and having your father own a chocolate factory. Think about the heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s candy filling the shelves of nearly every store you visit. If you’re older, you might prefer the heart-shaped box embellished w…
It hasn't been easy to keep tabs on Bryan Francher and Daniel Brockhoeft. If you met them when they lived in a Queen Anne house on Esplanade Avenue, you may have been surprised to learn they moved to an Italianate mansion — the Catherine Club — on…
Stephen Scanniello had no background in botany or gardening when he started working at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York in the early 1980s, after studying biology in college.
February brings temperature swings and the start of spring weather, with the threat of frost lingering. Many spring flowers like Japanese magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora) and paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) should bloom shortly. Deciduous trees w…
When 98-year-old botanical artist Margaret Stones died just after Christmas at her home in Australia, she left behind a body of work that will live on for years, especially in Louisiana.
In south Louisiana, we're blessed to have abundant produce, meat and seafood year-round. There is now at least one farmers market every day of the week in the New Orleans metro area, making it easier than ever to add fresh, local foods to your meals.
A graduate student in history at the University of New Orleans, Winston Ho admits that discussing architecture may seem far afield from his thesis topic.
Is the interior of your home a vision in all white? Sorry, for 2019 your monochrome abode is out of style, according to design bibles such as Elle Décor, which recently published its 20 “ins" and 20 “outs” for 2019.
If you can’t find a spot anywhere in your house for all the Saints decor you purchased, you may need to take the January Cure, offered by the online home and lifestyle website, Apartment Therapy.
In our area, it's common to grow lovely and exotic plants that are more typically found in a true tropical climate. Many winters never get severe enough to warrant bringing tropicals indoors for protection. Other years, they may spend several week…
This weekend, Marigny Opera Ballet kicks off 2019 by premiering a three-part program that its founder, Dave Hurlbert, terms one of the most ambitious efforts in the troupe's five-year history.
Where is Mardi Gras Point? When was New Orleans' first recorded Carnival procession? Why was masking once forbidden in the city? When was the first gay Carnival krewe founded?
When Mark Schroeder and Tara Engeran built their home on Killdeer Street in Lake Terrace in 2017, they were determined that it express a modern sensibility.
Now that the holidays have passed and we all could stand to shed a few pounds, what better way to get active than tackling some yard work?
I may be the most fortunate of journalists, for my year-end review has nothing to do with crime stats, charter school applications or Sewerage & Water Board woes. Instead, it’s my pleasure and privilege to review the stories of all the New Orl…
While gardeners in most of the United States are bundling up inside dreaming of spring and their only plant concerns are “getting rid of the Christmas tree” and “how long should we keep watering the poinsettia?" there is always a list of garden ch…
When Dalt Wonk and Josephine Sacabo moved back to America from France in 1973, they chose to settle in the city that would cause the least culture shock. That was New Orleans and, specifically, the French Quarter.