Fall show and sale

We get a number of e-mails asking where the UMCPS will be next to see some starter plants, and show off our plants.  Well the answer is here.  Mark your calendars!

On Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th, the UMCPS will be at the Northtown Mall in Blane, Minnesota for a show and sale.  We will be located in the inside the mall, right on the doorstep of Best Buy.  Finally, you can get all of your carnivorous plant needs and electronics in one place!

We’ll be there on Friday from 10am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  If you have a chance please come out and see us.  We’d love the chance to say hi and talk with you about some really interesting plants – then you can get one to start your own obsession collection.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username umcps

Great not Fair (sorry for the pun)

Even though the Minnesota State Fair continues through the week, our run there is done for the year.  It was a great time, and we had the opportunity to speak with a huge number of fantastic people.  Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to come by our exhibit, and to everyone who expressed interest or asked thoughtful questions!  It is all of you folks who visit that make the State Fair so much fun for us.

We also have our next meeting coming up pretty quickly.  The meeting will be on Sunday, September 13th at 5pm at a member’s home.  We’ll get a run down of the events at the fair and make plans for coming meetings.  Who knows, maybe we’ll even see some of the folks we met at the fair – hint, hint.  In all seriousness, our meetings are open to the public, even when at someone’s home, so please do come by.

If you have any questions, please contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, user name: umcps

The great MN plant get together

It’s State Fair time again!  The wonderful folks at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society have been kind enough to let us join in their display again this year.  Thanks MSHS!  We’ll be out at the Horticulture Building on the corners of Underwood and Judson, the first Thursday and Friday of the fair; which is August 27th and 28th.  The theme this year is potted plants – so right up our alley.  Please come see us there.  We’d love to meet you, and talk about carnivorous plants, bogs, and and how to grow the little critters that unite us in our interests.

And don’t forget, our next meeting is on Sunday, September 13th at 5pm.  It will be held at a member’s house in Minneapolis, so easy to get to from the entire metro.  If you would like more details, before the next reminder that is, then please send an e-mail to our yahoo.com address, username umcps

Happy growing!

July repotting party

At our next meeting, we will be discussing some big things and possible changes, along with having a repotting party to prepare plants for the next time we are at a sale.

The meeting will be on Sunday, July 19th starting at 1pm at a member’s home.  We’ll have lots of little sundews and other carnivorous plants to pot up, so we’ll really be able to use an help from folks who can make it.

We will also be discussing a bunch of big topics that will change the UMPCS experience.  We’ll be talking about the State Fair this year, and possibly buying logo  embroidered shirts.  Plus, we’ll discuss the possibility of finding a permanent meeting location, and as part of that reevaluating our meeting frequency.

So whether you want to get some peatmoss under your nails, or would like a say about how the UMCPS progresses, please make sure to mark this meeting down on your calendar.  We home to see all of you there!

As always, any questions or carpool arrangement needs, please contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail address, username umcps

In observance of our moms

First things first.  We’d like to extend a big “thank you!” to all of the people who stopped by our table at the show and sale a few weeks back.  We have a great time speaking with all of you, and to was great to meet so many fantastic people!

We even found a few kindred spirits who are interested in carnivorous plants, which is always a joy.  To those of you now following us, thanks and welcome!

Our next meeting is coming up a little faster than the others so we don’t overlap with Mother’s day.  It will be on Sunday, May 3rd at 5pm at a member’s house.  So to all of our new friends and followers, please know, you don’t have to be a member to come to the meeting.  Insider tip, the member who we’ll be visiting is also an amazing orchid grower, so two for one!

We hope to see lots of new faces there, and if you have any questions, as always, please just send us an e-mail at our yahoo.com account, username: umcps

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