Now that the State Fair is over and life is returning to normalcy, it is time for our next meeting.
This month our youngest member, Bill, will talking about Sundews (Drosera mainly. Although there maybe a few other related genra in there.)
Rumor has it that there will be some plants given away.
We are in the beginning stages of putting together an order to Best Carnivorous Plants (out of the Czech Republic.) He is among the best supplier of sundew (drosera) and butterwort (pinguicula) seeds, as well as plants. BCP will reopen for shipping soon, and end in Oct.
* You must be a paid up member to participate in this.
The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
Well, it is that time of year again where everyone’s thoughts* turn to the State Fair! I expect that the primary focus of this social meeting will be the great Minnesota get together.
(* Either with joy at being there, or dread for things to come…)
If anyone is not on the email list and wants to volunteer, the deadline to contact us is August 8th. We are always looking for new blood to sacri… er, help with crowd control. We do offer free admission for work at the tables.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
The meeting is still on for the 21st, but since I forgot to include it, we will be meeting at the Watershed office as usual at 3pm.
Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
We did manage to reschedule.
Or topic of the month will be your poor, your downtrodden, your huddled masses. Well, serious side, plants you are struggling with. Questions you may have, which our experts* will try to diagnose.
If you have a plant with an infestation of bugs, bring a picture. No one wants that coming back to their collection.
Feel free to bring plants that you want to show off as well. The rest of the members would love to hear how the experts* grow some of the fine plants that end up at the Fair.
* … well, just the other members.
Business meeting will include, probably dominated by, the State Fair. Which will happen before our next meeting. Where has the time gone…
As always, we are looking for plants and volunteers to man (or woman, as the case may be) the booth. You will get free Fair admission and the chance to sacrifice a cricket to the Plants Of Doom!
A while back we talked about an order with Best Carnivorous Plants. Anyone interested?
Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/ (Feel free to send a message.)