Sale this weekend! – And May meeting reminder

First and foremost, we have our spring sale this weekend!  Well, more specifically on Friday the 27th (from 9am to 5pm) and Saturday the 28th (9am to 4pm).  The sale will be at Bachman’s on Lyndale in Minneapolis.  As always, we will be there through the kindness of our good friends (and partners in horticultural mischief), the Twin Cities Genseriad Society – on who’s website you can also find details about the sale.  So please come on out to the sale and show.  You don’t have to buy anything, and there will be lots to admire.  Plus, you can get all of your burning questions about carnivorous plants answered – for free!

We also have our May meeting quickly approaching.  As is always the case, we avoid Mother’s Day (because Mom says to), and we’ll be having it the Sunday before, on May 3rd.  You don’t have to be a member to attend, interested non-members are always welcome!  So mark your calendar.  We’ll be meeting at a member’s house.  Check back here for details, or you could signup to get those details sent directly to your inbox.  How?  We are glad you asked!

See the blank on the upper left side?  Yup, the one right under the calendar.  If you enter your e-mail address there and submit it, you’ll get an e-mail confirming you want to follow us.  Once you agree to follow us (which you can undo at anytime), you’ll have any updates that appear here delivered directly to your inbox.  That easy?  Yes.

We hope to see you at the show and sale this weekend!

 

March meeting notice, or Notice our March Meeting

Well, it is already time to start thinking about our March meeting.  How can March be so close when it’s been so cold out?!  Luckily, we’ll be talking about tuberous sundews, which grow in the winter.  Perfect!

We are also going to hold our elections for president and treasurer – members: attend or be subject to nomination. ;)  We’ll be meeting at 5pm, on Sunday, March 8th.

We’ll be meeting at a member’s house.  It’s on the east side of the metro, so plan some extra time if you are coming from the west.  And members that have not yet paid their $10 yearly dues should bring a picture of Alexander Hamilton.

If you want to see what we are all about, come to the meeting.  Or you could come to the spring sale we’ll be at on March 27th & 28th – mark your calendars!  As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail account, user name umcps

Welcome to 2015!

The UMCPS will be ringing in the new year with our first meeting on Sunday, January 11th starting at 4pm.  There will be a few important things happening that you won’t want to miss.  For starters, we’ll be electing new officers, all two of them!  So make sure your voice is heard and come to the meeting to vote.  Of course, only members with their dues paid up will get to vote, so bring your $10 and be a member all year!

There is also going to be a program as well.  Our current treasurer is going to be demonstrating how to propagate sundews through proper root cuttings.  If you’ve ever wanted to grow your collection of sundews, or just be able to share them with friends more easily, there is no better way than with root cuttings.  So, come by and see how an expert does it!

The meeting will be held at a member’s home in Norwood Young America, MN.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username, umcps.  We hope to see you there!

Have a great holiday season!

Next meeting: this Sunday!

Fall 2014 sale

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who came out to the show and sale at Bachman’s Nursery this last weekend and stopped by to chat with us.  We had a great time meeting bunch of really cool people!  We had a chance to talk with people who were new to carnivorous plants and those who were experts.  It was all a ton of fun!  Plus, there were many plants that got to go to new homes with folks, where we know they’ll be happy.

We also have a meeting coming up this Sunday!  The plan, besides general club business, is to figure out the schedule for next year (yes, we are hoping to plan a whole year in advance!), and to watch a carnivorous plant movie or two.  So bring your favorite movie snack food to share, or something to drink, and meet us on Sunday, 9 November.  We hope to see a bunch of new faces there too.  See you then!

Questions?  Feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username: umcps

Sale this weekend!

How time flies!  We’ll be hanging out with the Twin Cities Gesneriad Society this weekend, the 1st and 2nd of November, talking with people about plants that eat insects and then selling them to people who want to take one home.  Interested in dropping by?

The sale will be held at the Bachman’s Nursery on Lyndale in Minneapolis, and runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

And don’t forget, our next meeting will be on Sunday, 9 November at 4pm at one of our member’s homes.  We’ll be watching a couple carnivorous plant films and of course talking club business.  Please bring a snack or drinks to share.  It’ll be fun, we hope to see you there!

September 28th meeting

First off, we had a great time at the MN State Fair!  We met so many really great people, and want to thank all of them for taking the time to swing by our table.  We had a lot of curious folks that didn’t know anything about carnivorous plants.  But we also were lucky enough to have chances to speak with a few people who were really interested in these little critters.  It truly was a wonderful two days!

Our September meeting is going to be a little delayed this year.  The reason is that we are going to have an opportunity to meet over at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences Greenhouses.  There are some great plants there – even if all of them aren’t carnivorous.

The meeting will be at 4pm, on Sunday the 28th of September.  It can be a little tricky to find the CBS Greenhouses, which are on the St Paul Campus, but this map should help.  Unfortunately, the parking a bit of a walk away.  But It’s worth it!  This is a nice central location, and so we hope to see friends new and old.

Of course if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username: umcps.  See you soon!

It’s something special…

The State Fair is coming!  Yes, it that time again. Time to visit the UMCPS at the Minnesota State Fair.  We’ll be in the Horticulture Building from 9am to 9pm this Thursday and Friday, August 21st and 22nd.  So, come on out and have a chat with us!  We will have members there the entire time the building is open!

What could you see?  Well, here is a beautiful flow from a bladderwort that a member brought to the last meeting

IMG_1849And this is a seriously big venus flytrap another member brought to the same meeting

IMG_1854Don’t miss seeing your display and asking all of your burning carnivorous plant questions to our experts!

Of course if you do, our next meeting will be September 28th.  So you can plan for that.  But who can wait when the plants are so cool!  We’ll see you there!