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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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How To: DIY Landscaping
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 | SOLD OUT

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.

Orchid Society Lecture
Saturday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

The public is welcome to join the Orchid Society of Minnesota during their monthly meeting and sale to hear "Roots: It's All About the Roots" led by John Salventi, one of the society's most well-traveled members who has secured plants directly from growers in South America, Central America, Hawaii, and Asia.

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. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener Abby Davis 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. 20% of ticket proceeds will benefit Friends of the Institute.

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.

Art in Bloom
Thursday, April 30-Sunday, May 3
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Cost: Free.

Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 32nd annual Art in Bloom. Delight in over 160 floral arrangements designed by amateur and professional floral designers, interpreting pieces of art from the MIA’s permanent collection. Art in Bloom offers four full days of free and ticketed events, including Flowers After Hours (April 30, 5:30-9 p.m.) to kick off the festival, and Family Day (March 2, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), featuring Bachman's. Learn more at artsmia.org.

Flowers After Hours
Thursday, April 30 | 5:30-9 p.m.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Regis Fountain Court and Rotunda
Cost: Free to attend, with cash bar.

Friends of the Institute and Bachman's present an evening of flowers, fashion, and fine art. Help the MIA celebrate its 100 year birthday, Louis the XIV style! Join court personalities from the Palace of Versailles in a royal celebration featuring dresses and floral accessories designed by Bachman's award-winning floral artists. Watch as contestants create one-of-a-kind wearable accessories from the contents of a mystery box in this year's "BloomOff." Enjoy a signature drink from the cash bar and have your photo taken with a member of the royal court. Leave plenty of time to visit the galleries and interact with the pedestal artists whose floral creations were inspired by the MIA masterpieces.

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. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener Abby Davis 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.

Spring Daffodil Show
Saturday, May 16, 12-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free admission

Come see the Daffodil Society of Minnesota's spring show, with over 600 daffodil blooms in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Daffodils come in combinations of white, yellow, pink, orange, and almost red! This is a competitive judged show of cut blooms. Non-members, including children, are invited to exhibit. Learn more at DaffodilMN.org or contact 612-581-3426 or daffodilmn1@gmail.com.

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.

Eden Prairie Summer Sun Container Design Workshop
May 26, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Eye-catching outdoor containers are easily attainable with a little guidance. Attend this 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 beautiful container that will last the entire season using the best available plants suited for sunny areas. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creations.

Spring Fling - Your Invite to a Successful Summer
Wednesday, May 27 | 4-8 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: $10 + small EventBrite Fee | Tickets Coming Soon

Here comes the sun! Join us for a lively evening of sips, samples, shopping, and expert instruction to get inspired for summer entertaining and gardening, and set yourself up for success! Six seminars led by Bachman’s knowledgeable staff will give you the know-how to execute some of the latest outdoor living trends in your own home and garden. While exploring demos and the season’s best finds indoors and out at Bachman’s on Lyndale, there’s time to attend the four seminars that interest you most. Your ticket price includes light bites and wine (must be 21+ to be served). Mix and mingle with friends throughout the evening and get 10% off all purchases. Learn more.

Maplewood Summer Sun Container Design Workshop
Sunday, May 28, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Eye-catching outdoor containers are easily attainable with a little guidance. Attend this 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 beautiful container that will last the entire season using the best available plants suited for sunny areas. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creations.

Windowbox Design Workshop
Saturday, June 6, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $75

Learn how to add great color, interest, and ultimately, curb appeal, to your home’s exterior via your window boxes! This seminar will be led by Bachman’s expert and teach you the basics regarding selecting the best seasonal product that’s right for your space, plus tips for designing a beautiful view. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your floral creation.

June Floral Design Workshop
Thursday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Summer gatherings are even more fun and photo-worthy with colorful flowers! Learn how to make your own eye-catching arrangement using a mix of the best early summer blooms in this hands-on summer workshop led by Bachman’s award-winning floral designer Diane Enge. Head home with a bountiful bouquet for your table. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your floral 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. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener Abby Davis 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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