Ronald Houtman visit

11 September 2018, by Peter Moore


On Saturday 8th September Ronald Houtman and Mr. Kees Jan Kraan.

Came to my garden

From a email, early September I will travel to the UK with a colleague of mine, Mr. Kees Jan Kraan.

Like you, Mr. Kraan is a plant breeder and he would like to meet you. In the past he bred several Hydrangea paniculate and Weigela varieties. Nowadays he’s highly involved in Nepeta and Salvia (among other genera).

His latest introduction is Nepeta Neptune (‘Bokratune’):

 Ronald Houtman

Ronald Houtman is currently secretary of the Trials Committee of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (RBHS). He grew up in the world-famous nursery village Boskoop, and after his training as a nurseryman he worked for the Dutch firms P. G. Zwijnenburg and Firma C. Esveld. Apart from his work for the RBHS, Houtman serves as a private consultant, breeds new plants, writes and edits catalogues for nurseries, and writes descriptions for plant breeders’ rights and patent applications. Houtman is a frequent lecturer and has written numerous articles in journals such as Dendroflora. He has a special interest in Stachyurus and Viburnum.

In my visitors book Ronald wrote

Thank you very much for showing us your great plants. A lot of hidden treasures and promises a lot for the future.

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