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Spring Revival Ideas House
March 19-April 19, 2015 | Hours vary
Bachman's Historic Family Home: 5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
Cost: $5 | Benefits the MIA's Friends of the Institute

Experience a visual and visceral awakening at this season’s complete transformation of the historic Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue. Designers have painted, furnished, and decorated the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage in order to tell a story of seasonal and spiritual renewal. Capturing a love of life and connection with the living world (known as biophilia) throughout, explore distinct rooms with retreat, relaxation, celebration, and other enlivening in mind. Each room has its unique theme and story, but is tied together with energetic color, fresh floral, terrariums, and other live greens. Schedule a self-guided tour to see creative decoration and entertaining ideas firsthand, new trends in action, and get inspired for spring!
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Macy's Flower Show with Gardens by Bachman's
Sunday, March 22-Saturday, April 4, 2015
Macy's Downtown Minneapolis
| Free to attend, during store hours
Join us in the 8th Floor Auditorium for the annual Macy’s Flower Show with Gardens by Bachman’s and experience the multi-dimensional mastery of Art in Bloom! Marvel at the gorgeous displays inspired by centuries of artistic genius and created from thousands of flowers. Learn more at macys.com.

Gesneriads, Exotic Houseplants And More Show & Sale
Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free to attend.

Join the Twin Cities Gesneriad Society for their spring display at Bachman’s! African Violets, Gloxinias and Lipstick vines are only a few of the beautiful but familiar plants in the Gesneriad family. Come and see many more Gesneriads, carnivorous plants, and other companion plants that the members grow on display, plus some available for sale. Learn more at twincitiesgesneriads.blogspot.com.

Winter Farmers' Markets
Saturday, March 28 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend.
Come in from the cold and enjoy a mid-winter farmers market! Local growers, craftsmen, and food artisans from Fulton and Kingfield will have produce, breads, meats, cheeses, canned goods, and beautiful handmade items for sale. Enjoy beer and wine available for sale by the glass, and live music while you shop indoors in the greenhouse at Bachman’s on Lyndale. Stock up on all the local goods you’ve missed since the summer season and enjoy a cozy January morning at our indoor market! See full vendor list.

Kid-Friendly Mini Garden Workshop
Saturday, March 28 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 | SOLD OUT

Gardening can be fun! Bring a little one (age 6 and up) to explore miniature landscapes in this interactive workshop led by a Bachman’s designer. You’ll learn how to construct an enchanting space and work together to create a personalized version all of your own using the provided plants, natural objects, and miniature figures. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your take-home creation. Only one ticket per pair necessary, if bringing a child. Adults may attend alone.

"Color in the Garden" Presentation
Sponsored by the North Star Lily Society
Sunday, March 29
| 2:30-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free admission.

The public is welcome to join the North Star Lily Society for a free presentation titled “Color in the Garden,” led by Martin Stern. Martin studied with world-renowned garden designer and writer John Brookes, and is co-owner of Squire House Gardens in Afton. Martin has designed gardens big and small throughout the upper Midwest and Northeast. He seeks simplicity of intention, architectural interest, and diverse multi-seasonal planting schemes in his work, and the gardens at Squire House illustrate his design philosophy. 

How to: Yard and Garden Prep
Wednesday, April 8, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Sunday, April 12, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room | Cost: $10

Plenty can be accomplished in your yard and garden while cool temperatures prohibit planting. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener Abby Davis will take you through the necessary steps to prepare your yard and garden areas while we wait for the full return of the warmth. This seminar will discuss soil amendments, fertilizers, weed prevention, mulch, and more.

Gathering of Friends Antique Market
April 9-12, 2015 | During store hours
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Gathering of Friends is a twice yearly antiques market with 18 quality dealers held at our flagship store on Lyndale Ave. Come shop wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, great accessories, collectibles, and pottery. Dealers continually restock throughout the sale, so you can find new things all four days! Learn more about Gathering of Friends.

How To: DIY Landscaping
Thursday, April 16, 5-7 p.m.  | Register Now
Sunday, April 19, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room | Cost: $10

Great outdoor spaces are easier to achieve with some forethought and a design plan. Bachman's landscape designers will lead these workshops and discuss considerations like site analysis, bedlines, soil, and plant selection to help you formalize a plan to execute yourself.

Lilies Floral Design Workshop
Saturday, April 18 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 | Register Now

Elegant lilies can be classic or contemporary, sleek or avant-garde, based on the type you choose and how you style them. Immerse yourself in their colorful and often fragrant ways during this education, hands-on workshop and create your own take-home arrangement. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your floral creation.

How To: Critters in the Garden, Control and Adaptation
Tuesday, April 21, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

Garden invasion by Minnesota's abundant wildlife—including deer, squirrels, raccoons, berry-eating birds, and of course, bunnies—can try one's patience and make our gardens sources of frustration and even sadness. This class will discuss realistic methods for keeping the critters at bay, ways in which we can effectively pre-empt some damage by installing protections before we plant, and considerations which may help you mentally minimize your garden angst.This seminar includes a power point presentation, extensive handouts (Bachman's Care Sheets), examples of some products discussed, and plenty of time for Q&A.

Art in Bloom Floral Design Workshop
Thursday, April 23 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $75 | Register Now

Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements inspired by fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Attend this special evening for a closer look at one of this year’s signature pieces, “The Flower Gardener, from Des Manouvriers habilles” by Martin Englebrecht, and then learn how to create an arrangement inspired by that very artwork. Ticket expense covers all of the evening’s activities and instruction, lights bites, and the materials used for your take-home floral creation.

Succulents Design Workshop
Saturday, April 25 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $50 | Register Now

It’s almost time to set your green thumb free with spring planting! Hold yourself back a little longer with lessons on distinctive, easy to care for succulents that can be started indoors and then taken out. This educational, hands-on workshop is led by a Bachman’s designer. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Lily Bulb Sale
Sponsored by the North Star Lily Society
Saturday, April 25
| 10 a.m. Until Sold Out
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free admission.

It's time to prep for gorgeous spring blooms! A beautiful assortment of lily bulbs will be available for purchase. Emphasis will be on Oriental and pot-sized lilies, plus a wide selection of Asiatics and Orienpets. All proceeds go to public educational programs and public lily shows of the North Star Lily Society. Membership forms and shopping list of lily bulbs are available at NorthStarLilySociety.com

How To: Choosing and Planting Trees & Shrubs
Tuesday, April 28, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Wednesday, September 2, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

Trees and shrubs provide a variety of benefits to our yards and the environment, but can be an intimidating project when you don’t know exactly what to buy or how to guarantee planting success. Attend this seminar to learn what to consider when choosing trees and shrubs, and how to go about properly planting. Doug Danielsen, Bachman’s nursery buyer, will lead the instruction, provide examples, and leave plenty of time for Q&A. 

Cold Weather Edibles Workshop
Thursday, April 30 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 | Register Now

As the culinary scene continues to flourish in the Twin Cities, so does peoples’ interest in growing their own food and herbs. Attend this special class to learn about edible plants that thrive during colder weather. This educational, hands-on workshop is led by a Bachman’s designer. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

How To: Edible Landscaping
Saturday, May 2, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Thursday, May 7, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

MNLA-certified professional Suzanne Gappa of Bachman’s Landscaping will present a step-by-step approach to edible landscaping. Topics will include tips for designing a manageable, abundant, and easy-care vegetable garden using edibles in container plantings, and ideas for incorporating other edible plants like herbs, fruit trees, berries, and nuts into your existing landscape. This seminar includes a power point presentation, handouts, examples of some products discussed, and plenty of time for Q&A.

Summer Container Design Workshops
For Shade: Tuesday, May 12, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
For Shade: Saturday, May 30, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
For Sun: Thursday, May 21, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
For Sun: Sunday, June 7, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Captivating containers to dress up your outdoor space are absolutely do-able for any novice gardener with just a few tips! First, determine where your container will go and whether it gets much sun, and then choose one of these hands-on seminars led by a Bachman’s expert to learn how to follow our tried-and-true “thriller, filler, spiller” rule to design a show-stopping container that will last the entire season using the best available shade or sun-loving plants (depending on the class). Ticket cost covers all materials used.

How To: Planning Your Kitchen Garden
Wednesday, May 13, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, May 19, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

Knowing which vegetable varieties to buy, what can be harvested, how much growing space you need, and all the other details surrounding a successful kitchen garden can be challenging. This seminar will help you make those early choices that affect your eventual culinary enjoyment and show you how to establish planting priorities, use varying spaces, and supplement homegrown produce to accommodate plans for preserving, drying, and freezing. Includes a power point presentation, extensive handouts (Bachman's Care Sheets), examples of some products discussed, and plenty of time for Q&A. 

Spring Basket Design Workshops
Thursday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, May 16, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a beautiful basket bursting with blooms! This hands-on workshop led by Bachman’s award-winning floral designer Diane Enge will teach you how to arrange the season’s best flowers in a creative way, with a colorful and rustic nod to the Northwoods. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Duo Container Design Workshop
Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $80

If you’re interested in a show-stopping entryway to welcome guests all summer, this hands-on workshop is for you. With guidance from a Bachman’s expert and our “thriller, filler, spiller” rule, you’ll learn how to design, and then create your own two complimentary outdoor containers that will look great on both sides of your front door or patio! Ticket cost covers all materials used in your two take-home creations.

How To: Summer Solutions
Wednesday, July 1, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, July 7, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

By mid-summer you know what is working well in your yard and garden, and what needs a little TLC. This seminar will help you fine-tune your lawn, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees by offering season-specific information regarding fertilizers, weed control, watering, pruning, replacements, treatment for fungus and insects, and other solutions to July garden challenges. This seminar includes a power point presentation, extensive handouts (Bachman's Care Sheets), examples of some products discussed, and plenty of time for Q&A.

How To: Fall Yard & Garden Prep
Sunday, August 30, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, September 8, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

A little forethought and fall work makes a gardener’s life much easier come spring! And we’re not just talking about raking leaves. Bachman’s Abby Davis, a professional horticulturist, will lead this seminar and focus on autumn yard and garden tasks that make spring a lot more fun and successful. This seminar will include a PowerPoint presentation, products and tool examples, and plenty of time for Q&A. 

How To: Drying Herbs & Vegetables
Sunday, September 27, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

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. This seminar will include a PowerPoint presentation, products and tool examples, and plenty of time for Q&A.


Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota – Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 23, June 20... 2015
- Minnesota Peony Society – Feb. 28, 2015
- Daylily Society of Minnesota – March 1 & Nov. 1, 2015
- Minnesota Hosta Society – Feb. 7, 2015
- North Star Lily Society – March 29, 2015

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Daffodil Show – May 2015
- Rose Show – June 27 & 28, 2015
- Iris Show – May 30, 2015
- Peony Show – June 13 & 14, 2015
- North Star Lily Show –July 11 & 12, 2015
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July 25 & 26, 2015
- Daylily Flower Show & Sale – June 6, 2015
- Dahlia Show – April 11 & Sept. 19 & 20, 2015
- African Violet Show – October 3 & 4, 2015

Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April 25 and October 10, 2015
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April 11, 2015
- Orchid Sale – Septemeber 2015
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September 26, 2015
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – June 6, 2015

*Meetings and events subject to change. Please check back closer to date.

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