Gardening with native Texas Plants
I enjoy gardening as a complement to my intellectual work. The physical engagement with plants and soil and visual design forms a satisfying contrast to my usual engagement with words on a screen. I like how gardening is an emergent, creative collaboration between me and the plants, with unpredictable results. As Bourdieu might say, gardening is a modus operandi rather than an opus operatum – it is an endless process without a final product.
I mainly use native plants in my garden. I am a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
I enjoy seeing different parts of the world. Sometimes I am inspired to document my travels. Here are two travel narratives:
As someone with roots in both Germany and the U.S., I am active in German cultural activities. I am co-organizer of the Dallas Goethe Center’s Stammtisch Nord.