Our new e-mail and the State Fair

Well finally we have the e-mail address we have wanted for a while.  It’s much easier without all of those underscores too:

umcps@yahoo.com

So please direct all future correspondence to this new address.  Also we will be at the Minnesota State Fair again this year!  The Minnesota Horticultural Society has been nice enough to let us participate again this summer.  Who, incidentally, has honored us by listing us on their website under the plant society listing.

We will be in the horticultural building the first two days of the Minnesota State Fair (Thursday and Friday, Aug 22-23).  So please come by and see us there!  If you are planning on being at the Fair this year plan to be there the first two days, after that we are gone.  We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you might have about carnivorous plants and growing them in the Upper Midwest.  See you at the Fair!

July and Chili

Well it is the middle of summer and time to meet again.  We’ll be headed to our usual hangout Sunrise River Farm.  Because it is summer, and time for it, we are doing a chili cook-off this meeting!  What does chili have to do with carnivorous plants you ask?  Nothing.  But that doesn’t make it any less tasty.  So if you are a member, bring your best chili and be prepared for some fierce competition.  If you want to see what the UMCPS is all about, then come by, talk about carnivorous plants, and maybe even pick up a freebie, who knows.  Plus chili!  So there’s that.

Please join us at 5pm on Sunday, July 14th.  Any questions, feel free to contact us at our yahoo.com e-mail account, username : umcps  See you there!  Did I mention the chili?!

We’re on Facebook now too!

For those of you facebookians out there who were hoping for a more interactive forum to talk about carnivorous plants in the upper Midwest, we now have a page on The Facebooks.  On the face of it, it seemed like a good idea but it will only succeed if we get people interacting face to face.  So if you are a facebooker and want to get some face time with each other to discuss the face of carnivorous plants head over to our Facebook page.   Facebook!

Enough of that silly writing.  Our next scheduled meeting is July 14th, but we are hoping to schedule an extra meeting in June.  One of our members has kindly agreed to share his experiences with LED lighting on his carnivorous plants.  There has been a lot of talk about LED lighting as the future of indoor pant growing and plenty of disparaging comments against it as well.  We are hoping to have the meeting so people can see for themselves.  Another of our members is planning to bring some equipment to quantitatively assess the LED lighting.  It will be a great opportunity to see LED lighting and form your opinion.  LED lighting: the future of indoor plant growing, or a technological dead end.

Stay tuned for the meeting details, time and place, etc.  And if you have questions, the best way to get an answer is to e-mail us at our Yahoo.com address, username umcps