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Description Of Garden Myths

Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice.

Garden Myths - Book 1, by Robert Pavlis

  • Is fall the best time to clean the garden?
  • Do bloom boosters work?
  • Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?
  • Do pine needles acidify soil?
  • Should tomatoes be suckered?
  • Should trees be staked at planting time?
  • Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?
  • Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants?



“Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products and help you enjoy gardening more.”


  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing; 1st edition (January 26, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1542465222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1542465229
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces


Available as a soft cover book

Bio for Robert Pavlis

Short Bio

Robert Pavlis is a well-known speaker, and educator with over 40 years of gardening experience. He is the author of several books, Building Natural Ponds, Soil Science for Gardeners and Garden Myths and publishes the popular gardening blogs; and As the owner and head gardener of Aspen Grove Gardens, a six-acre botanical garden, he grows 3,000 varieties of plants.

Long Bio

Who am I?

I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, with a US zone 5 climate and have been gardening for more than 30 years – I stopped counting at 30! I am a Master Gardener and speak about gardening at many local gardening events and horticulture meetings. I contribute the ‘Plant of the Month’ articles for the Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society, write articles for some local newspapers and teach several courses including a 20 hr Gardening Fundamentals course at the local university and a garden design course through the city.

I publish two weekly blogs called and as well as a YouTube channel called Garden Fundamentals. In addition to Garden Myths I have also published a book called Building Natural Ponds and Soil Science for Gardeners.

A few years ago, I bought 6 acres of land and have been developing a large private garden called Aspen Grove Gardens. We now have about 3,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees.

I am a plantaholic!

I have a background in chemistry and biochemistry which allows me to research topics and understand the underlying science behind things. Once I understand the topic it is then my task to present the information in an easy to understand style that is both informative and fun to read.

My gardening philosophy:

–          Understand the ‘why’ in everything you do.

–          Look to nature for answers – mother nature already knows how to garden.

–          KISS in the garden; KISS = keep it simple stupid.

–          Bugs and diseases are part of life – learn to live with it.

–          Organic gardening works – too bad ‘organic fanatics’ mislead the public.

–          Have fun – or stop doing it.

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Interview Resources

Interview Topics

  1. Why are myths so prevalent in today’s scientific society?
  2. How does social media affect myths?
  3. How do gardening myths get started?
  4. How do you go about debunking a myth?
  5. Are you an organic gardener?
  6. Why is science wrong so much of the time?
  7. why did you write your other book, Building Natural Ponds

Sample Interview Questions

  • What is your most popular myth?
  • Which myth do you get the most push back on?
  • Which myth did you believe before you researched it?
  • What works for getting rid of slugs?
  • What mistakes do people make when planting a tree?
  • What DIY garden remedy works the least?
  • What is the biggest misunderstanding about fertilizing plants?
  • Are plants able to communicate?
  • Why do you say Roundup is a safe chemical?
  • How does a natural pond keep algae from growing?
  • Can you identify soil deficiencies by looking at leaves?
  • Should you remove the leaves from a tomato plant?
  • Why is mulch so important?
  • What are your thoughts about the Soil Food Web?
  • Can you have too much organic matter?


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