Ronald Houtman (1967) will talk about interesting ornamental garden plants, recently introduced in the Netherlands. Houtman is secretary of the Trials Committee of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society and Editor-in-Chief of the annual magazine Dendroflora, published by this society and the Dutch Dendrology Society. Houtman wrote several books, and frequently writes articles for magazines.
Houtman will show recently introduced trees, shrubs, conifers and herbaceous perennials worth using in gardens. The majority of these plants was raised in the Netherlands. Some by professional breeders, others by small growers or in private gardens. Some of these readily available, others very new to be introduced in 2018 or 2019. To broaden the context of this talk, a number of gardens in the Netherlands will be discussed as well.