Today’s Pick of Tomatoes and Flowers

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Can you smell “the scents from heaven” of freshly picked basil, our own garlic and our sweet/ripe thin-skinned tomatoes as they unhurriedly bubble together on the stove to become pappa al pomodoro for dinner tonight?

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Behind (because I don’t find the tall plants attractive) the house above, I planted six dahlias for cut flowers in the colors most suited to grace the various areas of Genius Loci www.geniuslociumbria.com  and our house.  I love these flowers with my Brozzetti handwoven runner in these amazing colors.  Marta’s inspired and creative work is beyond remarkable  www.brozzetti.com and transforms even the most humble abode into a reggia.

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One of my favorite, climbing roses, New Dawn, a delicately hued, heavenly scented and copiously blooming floribunda varietal.

-Mary