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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 stadd, 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

Fall Koi Auction
Saturday, September 27
Preview 11 a.m. | Bidding 1 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, North Parking Lot
Cost: Free and open to the public.

This is your chance to get some wonderful koi for your pond! The Upper Midwest Koi Club plans to auction off over 40 live koi. Come bid on koi in various sizes, varieties, and colors, at no reserve! There will also be some pond comets (goldfish) and overwintering stock tanks, pumps, filters, and Koi food auctioned. Preview the fish at 11 a.m. Bidding starts at 1 p.m.

Minnesota Peony Society Fall Peony Auction
Saturday, September 27
Noon demo| 1 p.m. Auction
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Learn “How to Divide Peony Roots” at noon by watching a demonstration. The MPS Business meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. and the Root Auction Fundraiser at 1 p.m. Minnesota Peony Society members will be on hand to answer peony culture questions. Learn more at

Fall Harvest Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Celebrate the season with a harvest display, live music, a fun "Corn Pit" for kids to play in, canning and preserving demos, food tastings, face painting, and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Try out the "Ag Cab" simulator from the MN Corn Growers Association, plus Bachman's scarecrow-building demos at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Don't miss the outdoor pumpkin house and pumpkin labyrinth, plus the indoor Harvest Tree and Chrysanthemum & Aster Tree in the Oswald Visitor Center (on display through Oct. 26).

How-to Series: Drying Herbs & Vegetables
Sunday, September 28, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
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.

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.

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

Bachman's Heritage Room
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