About UMCPS

This is the official web home of the Upper Midwest Carnivorous Plant Society (UMCPS), based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. Here you will find updates about meetings, activities, and where we'll be in the community. We will also occasionally post pictures of members' plants and collections - mostly to brag. ;-)

UMCPS Meeting 3/10 @ 3:00 – Seed Starting

Come, talk to us, and please, please take plants home.
We will have soil, pots (if we can find them…) and … seeds. Ping pullings. Pings in a compot that need dividing! Seed that may need to be set on fire! (No, really. Biblys, like Jack Pine only germinates with smoke.)

This meeting will feature getting messy!
We will also do a short talk on how to plant seeds and special requirements needed (if any.)  Please come and ask questions if you have plants you want to propagate.

The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.

March 10th at the usual time of 3 pm.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) yahoo.com
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/

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UMCPS Feb Social Meeting 2/10*

Out on the west side this time

8 8th Ave. N.  Hopkins, MN 55343

http://www.ltdbrewing.com/
* Assuming the weather does not cancel us.

UMCPS Planning meeting and member visit

We will be meeting Sunday, Jan 13th at 3pm, at a member’s house in Plymouth.  Please RSVP. We need a head count, and there will be a plant for those that attend.

We will enjoy visiting Matt’s plants! Checking out how another of our members grows their plants. We were there a couple of years ago, so we will see the improvements and changes.

We will also be planning the meetings for next year and the election for our Treasurer. Micheala is willing to stand for re-election, but will be unable to attend.

Given the start of the year, everyone needs to renew their membership. ($10 for the year.) Any member in good standing can nominate themselves for the position. Votes will be taken by email, if you are so inclined.

Proposals for talks will be gladly accepted! Either by email or in person.
If you have an area of specialty, feel free to come talk about it.

Hope you can all make it!

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.)

Nov 11th – Dormancy, or bringing them back from the dead

This meeting will be a round table discussion of dormancy.
How to get them to (finally) go dormant, and how to make sure that they will come out of dormancy eventually, maybe even at the right time.
Bring your success stories and, of course, your horror stories. Let us see what works for others and what is really a bad idea.

The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
Sept 9th at the usual time of 3 pm.

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.)

Sept 9th – Intermediate Nepenthes

Now that the fair is done, it is time for our next regular meeting. This time it will be a talk on intermediate nepenthes, those from about 1000m to 1500m above sea level. Many consider this the sweet spot for easily grown in the house types.

We will also have a recap of the State Fair in the business meeting.

Borneo Exotics is now accepting retail orders, for flasks. We will be looking to see if there is interest in a group order, since shipping is rather pricey.

The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.
Sept 9th at the usual time of 3 pm.

Contact us at the usual places: blog at umcps (dot) net
email via umcps (at) rosinante.com  … (Please note – NEW email address. This one will get answered!)
or Facebook @ /UpperMidwestCarnivorousPlantSociety/  (Feel free to send a message.)