The Best Soil

Ilona

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“No man will deny, but the naturall blacke mould is not only the fattest and richest, but farre exceedeth any other either naturall or artificiall, as well in goodness as durability. And next thereunto, I hold the sandy loame (which is light and yet firme, but not so loose as sand, nor stiffe like unto clay) to be little inferior for this our Garden of Pleasure. But of all other sorts of grounds, the stiffe clay is the very worst.”
-John Parkinson

John Parkinson was a botanist who lived between 1566 and 1650.

 

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Ilona

I started working on this website beginning in 1998, when it was part of "Ilona's Reflecting Pool". Since then I've branched out into a number of online endeavors and work at writing lots of content for my sites. The work on "Ilona's Garden" remains my primary site and is dedicated to home gardener's success.