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Ideas House: Next Generation Fall
September 11-October 5, 2014
Open Seven Days a Week | Schedule Tour
Bachman’s Historic Family Home on Lyndale
Cost: $5
| Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Bachman’s Fall Ideas House mixes colors, textures, and natural fibers in a rustic yet sophisticated scene set to enjoy a lovely harvest season and push traditional decor conventions. Warm fall colors and light neutral walls meet black accents and a mix of soft metals and distinct patterns to create a thoroughly inviting and unique space. Learn more.

Scarecrows in the Garden
September 14-October 26

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Cost: Free with gate admission.

Whimsical scarecrows sponsored and created by Bachman's, as well as Arboretum staff, will be on display outdoor between the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building on the MLA grounds. Vote on your favorites! Hours, directions, and details at

How-to Series: Drying Herbs & Vegetables
Tuesday, September 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $5

Don't let summer slip through your fingers! This seminar will teach you how to preserve those gorgeous tomatoes, peppers, and herbs you've been slaving over for months. Bachman's Abby Davis, a professional horticulturist, will discuss and demonstrate methods for harvesting, cleaning, drying, and storing the bounty from your late-summer garden. The class will include a PowerPoint presentation, products and tool examples, and plenty of time for Q&A.

Harvesting Fall Style with Special Guest Rebecca Kill
In support of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Wednesday, October 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis 55419
Cost: $75* | $20 Per Ticket Donated to the Arboretum

Spend a fun and inspiring evening at Bachman’s delving into the latest fall interior and floral design trends and learning how to craft an amazing floral arrangement inspired by Minnesota’s fall colors, all while supporting the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! Light refreshments will be provided, along with gourmet recipe samples. Guests will enjoy a self-guided tour of Bachman's Fall Ideas House, and receive a Bachman’s coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. Space is limited; register early! Cost includes all materials needed for your take-home floral design.

A Gathering of Friends
October 2-5
| During Store Hours
Bachman's on Lyndale, Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend.
Gathering of Friends is a twice yearly antiques market with 18 quality dealers held at our flagship store on Lyndale, featuring wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, great accessories, collectibles, and pottery. Dealers continually restock with new items throughout the sale.

Lily Society Fall Bulb Sale
Saturday, October 11
Runs 10 a.m. until sold out
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

The North Star Lily Society will be at Bachman's to sell Asiatics, Trumpets, Orienpets, LA Hybrids, shade tolerant Martagons, and Species Lilies. Come early for the best selection! Funds raised at the spring and fall sales support the July lily show, educational speakers in November and March, and the costs of caring for the lily heritage garden at Arneson Acres in Edina. Learn more about becoming a NSLS member at

October Floral Design Workshops
Thursday, October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, October 18 | 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
Learn how to make a fabulous fall centerpiece with a nod to Halloween using a fresh pumpkin as your container. Bachman’s floral designer Diane Enge will lead the instruction and share success tips and tricks so you can bring home an impressive seasonal arrangement made by your own hands! Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your floral creation.

November Spruce Top Container Design Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
Spruce tops are just the start to fabulous outdoor containers. With some expert direction, learn how to design, plant, and embellish a spruce top container that can be transitioned from Thanksgiving to the holidays using the latest and greatest product from Bachman’s! You’ll leave this workshop with new design skills and tips for creating different themes, plus your very own spruce top container. Ticket expense covers all materials needed.

November Floral Design Workshops
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $75
Take even more pride in your gathering space this autumn by crafting three stunning Thanksgiving arrangements! Award-winning Bachman’s designer Diane Enge will show workshop attendees how to create a large centerpiece, plus two smaller complimentary pieces, perfectly suited for your holiday table or buffet. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your floral creations.

December Wreath Design Workshops
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
The holiday season will be even brighter when you welcome guests with a fresh balsam wreath decorated by your own hands! Learn assembly tips, hone your creativity, and then choose a favorite color scheme option, from classic red and green to woodland or jeweled, that compliments your home and other holiday decor. Add accessories like ribbon, ornaments, candy cane, or pine cones to dress up your wreath and get it ready to hang when you get home! Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your creation.

Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Peony Society
- Daylily Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Dahlia Society
- North Star Lily Society

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Orchid Show – March
- Daffodil Show – May
- Rose Show – June
- Iris Show – June
- Peony Show – June
- North Star Lily Show - July
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July
- Daylily Flower Show – July
- Dahlia Show – September
- African Violet Show – October

Fundraising Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April and October
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May

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