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Bachman's 2016 How-To Series |  Basic Retaining Wall Installation Tips 
Saturday, May 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Outdoor Garden Center
Cost: $10 per workshop | Register Now

Allan Block is an industry expert on retaining wall design and construction. Attend this session to learn about the various systems available in today's market and the proper install techniques that are critical in Minnesota. Ticket includes $5 off $25+ coupon.

Summer Design Shade Container
Tuesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 

Captivating containers to dress up your outdoor space are easy to put together 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 loving plants, selected for you by our instructors! Ticket cost covers all materials used.

Bachman's 2016 How-To Series |  Paving and Wall Installation Tips 
Saturday, June 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Outdoor Garden Center
Cost: $10 per workshop | Register Now

Let the professionals from Belgard (formerly Anchor Block) and Bachman's Hardscapes walk you through the proper steps to installing your new paver and/or wall system. The class will be divided into time for instruction, a hands-on demo, plenty of time for Q&A. Ticket includes $5 off $25+ coupon.

Live Koi and Pond Supply Auction
Saturday, June 4
9 a.m. preview & 10 a.m. auction
Bachman's on Lyndale, North Parking Lot
Cost: Free to attend

The Upper Midwest Koi Club welcomes koi collectors, pond enthusiasts, and the general public to join them in celebrating some of the most exquisite animals enjoyed by many. Bred for patterns, size, and body shape by emperors of Japan and breeders worldwide, koi are considered creations of living art. See some of the most beautiful koi in the upper Midwest or enter the competition by bringing a few of your own. Also, explore some of the new products useful for the hobby. Tours around the show will be made available throughout the day to educate visitors on the different varieties of koi and answer questions. 

Iris Society of Minnesota Annual Iris Show 
Saturday, June 4 │ 12-5 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free to attend. 

It's an enchanted time when irises unfurl to reveal a parade of color in spring. Once commonly called flags, these perennials thrive where winter temperatures dip below freezing and allow the plant to go dormant before next year's growth. View Minnesota-grown iris and floral displays created with iris at the ISM Annual Show. If you are interested in presenting your own iris or artistic display, please see show schedule on ISM's website: www.irismn.net.

Summer Design Sun Container
Sunday, June 5, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 

Captivating containers to dress up your outdoor space are easy to put together 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 sun-loving plants, selected for you by our instructors! Ticket cost covers all materials used.

Minnesota Peony Society's Annual Peony Show “Enchanting Peonies”
Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12
Saturday | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Don’t miss the region’s largest peony cut flower and artistic design show. From the latest intersectional “Itoh” hybrids to traditional, fragrant favorites, there will be hundreds of peonies to view. Singles, doubles and bombs and all colors from white, dozens of shades of pink and red and the deepest burgundy, not to mention corals and head-turning yellows. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of peonies that grow in gardens here in Minnesota. Members will be on hand to answer your questions about our favorite flower, the peony.

June Floral Design Workshop 
Saturday, June 18 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
| Register Now
We all need a few tricks up our sleeves, let us help you add to your repertoire. Led by Bachman's award-winning designer, Diane Enge, this floral design class will focus on how to put together a long, low design with roses. Great for a table centerpiece as you entertain guests at a dinner party or casual get together. Ticket cost covers all materials used.

Orchid Society of Minnesota June Meeting 
Saturday, June 18 | 1 p.m. 
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

The Orchid Society of Minnesota serves to share their knowledge and appreciation of orchids. They’re involved in developing improvements in growing and hybridization of orchids. Through culture, public exhibition, and publications the Orchid Society wishes to preserve and promote this beloved plant species. Join the OSM at Bachman’s, hosting Alan Koch, of Gold Country Orchids, as he shares his lecture, “Superb Sachochilus for Everyone”.

July Floral Design Workshop 
Saturday, July 16 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
| Register Now
Perfect for your next summer gathering, discover how to make an arrangement that is sure to be the life of the party. Learn how to incorporate brilliantly colored flowers with citrus accents, in a glass pitcher which fits right in next to a few glasses of sangria on the table. Ticket cost covers all materials used.

August Floral Design Workshop 
Saturday, August 20 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
| Register Now
Cheerful and bright, Sunflowers are sure to put a smile on your face. A summer favorite, their lighthearted nature evokes thoughts of pleasant, leisurely afternoons soaking up the sun. Learn how to incorporate these delightful flowers into arrangements for your home or present as a gift to brighten someone’s day. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Bachman's 2016 How-To Series |  Choosing and Planting Trees & Shrubs
Wednesday, August 31 | 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10 per workshop | Register Now

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.Ticket includes $5 off $25+ coupon.

Bachman's 2016 How-To Series |  Extending Your Garden Season 
Tuesday, September 8 | 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10 per workshop | Register Now

The arrival of autumn does not mark the end of your gardening season! While there are plenty of fall chores to accomplish, you can also use the time to sow fall lettuces, radishes, and other short-term crops, to kick-start your fading containers and garden spaces with fresh annuals, and generally enjoy the cooler days of a still-vibrant growing season. Bachman's horticulture expert, Abby Davis, will provide guidance for fall yard and garden clean-up tasks which will make spring more enjoyable, along with suggestions for keeping your garden humming as long as possible. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, extensive handouts (Bachman's Care Sheets), examples of some products discussed, and plenty of time for Q&A. Ticket includes $5 off $25+ coupon.

Bachman's 2016 How-To Series |  Drying Herbs & Vegetables
Tuesday, September 27 | 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10 per workshop | Register Now

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, horticulture expert, 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. Ticket includes $5 off $25+ coupon.


Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota – January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, August 20, October 15 and November 19, 2016
- Minnesota Hosta Society – February 6, 2016
- Minnesota Peony Society – February 27, 2016
- Daylily Society of Minnesota – February 28 and November 2016
- North Star Lily Society – March 12 and November 12, 2016

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Gesneriad Show and Sale – April 30-May 1, 2016
- Daffodil Show –May 14 & 15, 2016
- Iris Show – June 4, 2016
- Peony Show – June 11 & 12, 2016
- Rose Show – June 25 & 26, 2016
- North Star Lily Show – July 16 & 17, 2016
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July 23 & 24, 2016
- African Violet Show – October 1 & 2, 2016

Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April 9, 2016
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April 23 and October 8, 2016
- Orchid Sale and Educational Event – September 10, 2016
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May 22, 2016
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September 24, 2016

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

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