I have always wondered about venus fly traps, and I always thought they must be really expensive. Wow, I was surprised. My first question is this: I live in MN, Can I leave it outside in the summer AND winter? You say they need a dormant period. Is the winter here too cold? Is the summer too rainy? My refrigerator isn't very big and I don't think my girlfriend would let me leave it in there even if I wanted to. Also, how do you know how much water it needs? Thanks.