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When you choose your plants, consider using the reliable “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” technique.

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When you choose your plants, consider using the reliable “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” technique.

Top picks for container gardens, window boxes

Tips on how to add color and interest to your home this summer with portable “gardens” in containers. By R. Wayne Mezitt

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What is it like to live in Brimfield?

Like a 19th-century curiosity on display at one of its famous outdoor antiques fairs, Brimfield has the quiet quirkiness and charm of a bygone era.

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// What your money buys in Brimfield

A sampling of properties includes a reproduction of an Old Sturbridge Village home and an antique in the center of town.

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// Think outside the box: Tips for great outdoor spaces

West Newton architect Chris Chu offers advice on getting the most enjoyment out of your outdoor spaces.

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Mold habits die hard, so here’s what to do

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles questions on moldy smelling basements and fiberglass showers.

// Crabapples come in many varieties (some aren’t even crabby)

There are about 900 varieties on the market, and planting a crabapple is a decision that lasts for decades.

Lawn-care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

Lawn care Rule No. 1? Know what your grass needs.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Recent transactions: west

A collection of homes for sale in Acton, Boxboro, Shrewsbury, and more.

Recent transactions: city

A collection of homes for sale in Allston, Charlestown, Roslindale, and more.

Recent transactions: south

A collection of homes for sale in Canton, Hingham, Kingston, and more.

Recent transactions: north

A collection of homes for sale in Lynnfield, Medford, Tewksbury, and more.

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Welcome to Address, our Sunday real estate section, full of advice, profiles, essays, neighborhood spotlights, and more.

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