August Social – Aug 11, 2019

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.

2821 E HENNEPIN AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
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.)

UMCPS July meeting is rescheduled for 7/21

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.)

UMCPS June Social Meeting 6/9

It took a while for all of our grand plans to fall to dust. As such, the June UMCPS social will be at Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Sunday 9th of June at 3:00. As always, general talk about carnivorous plants is encouraged.
1121 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN
http://ablebeer.com/home
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.)

May 5th – Planting a bog garden

Our May 5th meeting (note the date change-Not May 12th) will be a demonstration class of a mini bog garden (a small portable bog in a container) during the growing and dormancy seasons. Don Schiller has written a build and seasonal care sheet handout for the bog, and Brian Nightingale will provide a demonstration of creating his own mini bog to enjoy for years to come.

Please join us May 5th at 3pm for this demonstration class.
The meeting will be at the Ramsey-Washington Watershed Office (2665 Noel Dr, Little Canada, MN 55117) in Little Canada.

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.)

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/

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.)