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From dusty teapot to useful container
You probably have a teapot or two in your kitchen cabinet that you aren't using. Why not repurpose your teapots instead of letting them gather dust? Friday, 7:50 AM

Home Front
This week's column features information on the 2016 Going Native Garden Tour, Gamble Garden's 4th annual Tomato Extravaganza and more. Friday, 7:53 AM

Sales at a glance
Two homes in Atherton and one in Woodside recently sold for more than $10,000,000, according to this week's column. Friday, 7:57 AM

Recent Home Sales
Three $10-million homes sold on the Midpeninsula this week, including two in Atherton and one in Woodside. Friday, 7:55 AM

Fresh, delicious and decorative
Driving by Sunny Chen's Leland Manor home, most people don't realize that the front yard is planted with vegetables and fruits. A closer look reveals a row of tall sunflowers intermixed with natives and drought-tolerant plants -- and a few cantaloupes and eggplants. Friday, 7:49 AM

Home Front
This week's column includes information on Palo Alto's annual Festival of the Arts, free gardening workshops at the Palo Alto Library and how to grow carrots. Friday, 7:50 AM

From single-story ranch to two-story modern
When Adam Hawley and Suzan Szollar married and bought their little house on a corner lot in The Willows in 2001, it seemed j-u-s-t right. But by the time their second child came along, they were bursting out of its two-bedroom seams. Friday, 8:08 AM

Home Front
This weekend, visit the first Passive Energy House in Palo Alto, check out the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and more. Friday, 8:09 AM

Patriotic display
Palo Alto artist Helen Hu, who has been making silk flower wreaths since 2010, shares her techniques for creating a spectacular deco mesh red, white and blue door decoration for the Fourth of July. Friday, 7:36 AM

Home Front
This week's column features news on two summer story times at Gamble Garden, information from nonprofit Acterra on how to convert your lawn to a native plant garden and more. Friday, 7:38 AM

Building permits
The following building permits issued by the City of Palo Alto show home and commercial renovations occurring throughout the city. Tuesday, 10:09 AM

Local Realtors take top spots in annual sales ranking
Two teams of local real-estate agents and 18 individual local sales people were among the top-selling 250 teams and 250 agents nationwide this past year, according to Real Trends, a private communications company that annually publishes "The Thousand" list. Tuesday, 2:28 PM

How fab can prefab be?
At this weekend's tours of California's first BONE Structure prefab home on the Stanford University campus, visitors will be exposed to anything but the latest interior finishes and are advised to wear closed shoes. Friday, 7:45 AM | 3 comments

Home Front
This weekend, have tea at the gardens of the Filoli estate in Woodside, take a young tree health survey for Canopy, get answers for your plant problems at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden and more. Friday, 7:45 AM

Real Estate Matters: High-end homes staying on market longer
A recent Bloomberg report reveals some shifts in the real estate market for higher-end homes in Palo Alto, pointing to an increase in days on the market for properties priced at $5 million and above. Friday, 7:51 AM | 3 comments

Recent home sales: $8.5 million but just one bedroom
A house in Palo Alto that sold for $8.5 million has just one bedroom, according to the stats in this week's home-sales column. Friday, 3:35 PM

Sales at a glance: Homes sell for $600,000 to $8.5 million
Palo Alto area real estate recently sold for between $600,000 and $8.5 million, according to this week's column. Friday, 3:35 PM

Peeling back the wallpaper
Wallpaper. For some, the word connotes grandma's house. Mothballs. Mind-numbing patterns. And a lot of effort spent removing it. But, like so many trends, at some point, wallpaper was bound to make a comeback. Friday, 7:57 AM

Right in your own backyard
We decorate our living rooms. Why why not do a little creative outdoor decorating? Here are some easy-to-do ideas you might use in your own little wilderness. Tuesday, 1:16 PM

Recent home sales: Palo Alto home sells for $15 million
A 1975 home in Palo Alto that was rebuilt in 2005 was sold in May for $15 million. Friday, 3:34 PM

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The secret garden

Painting the door red (or turquoise or purple)

The flight of the butterfly