Zeitungsbericht zu Dreharbeiten für Mo´s grüne Welt



Bericht in der Zeitschrift "Deutsche Baumschule", Ausgabe 2011/06: Teil 1, Teil 2.


New gardening friends in Sweden and Germany
On my last trip to Europe in April, I had the pleasure of meeting two exceptionally talented and productive gardening communicators — Nina Bergstrom, who writes for Expressen in Sweden, and Andreas Modery, TV and radio gardening presenter based in Munich, Germany.


Both of them spend a lot of time telling people about the latest gardening trends and new plant introductions.
Nina writes a regular feature for Expressen, the popular Stockholm-based tabloid with a long and sometimes controversial history. She also writes a gardening blog, which you can see by going to

Andreas Modery is one of Germany's most delightful gardening characters. The title of his show translates into Mo’s Green World or Mo’s Gardening World.

 I would love him to come here and be a speaker in Vancouver. His enthusiasm for gardens is infectious and, even though his English is sometimes limited to "Wow, colour, structure - fantastic!" and such excited descriptions of a garden scene as "Here you have it all -lights, action, stupendous!" he manages to communicate beautifully straight from the heart with charm and passion.
You can learn more about him at his website,, where he has very generously found a place to feature my In the Garden webpage and blog.
I'm still interested in looking for a way to bring Nina and Andy to Vancouver to see gardens on the West Coast. I know that they are both very hard working journalists who would take back to Sweden and Germany wonderful stories and images of our horticultural scene.

I think it would do Vancouver a lot of good in terms of tourism. I did ask Tourism B.C. if it was interested in helping me to sponsor them, but budgets are tight and so this, at the moment, is not an option, but I think it would be great sometime in the future to put together a little tour for some of Europe’s top garden writers and broadcasters. I know there is so much for them to see here. And I have already received plenty of invitations to tour private gardens.
Meanwhile, I intend to keep in touch with Andy and Nina to see if we can share more information about gardening trends and ideas.