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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.

September DIY Wedding Floral Design Workshop
Thursday, September 18, 6-8 p.m.
The Design Room, Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: $50
This class is for the DIY bride or groom who wants to learn professional tips and tricks for creating their own floral arrangements. It’s not as easy as it looks! Bachman’s veteran AIFD certified floral designer Cathy Brunk will focus her instruction on fabulous centerpieces, while touching on bridal bouquets as well. Ticket expense covers all of the materials used for your floral creations.

September Advanced Floral Design Workshops
Saturday, September 20, 2-4 p.m.
The Design Room, Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: $100
| Register Now
Go big or go home! Award-winning Bachman’s designer Diane Enge will show workshop attendees how to create dramatic statement pieces well suited for a special event or occasion. Some advanced floral design techniques and tips will be incorporated, including how to make a one-sided arrangement or 360 degrees, based on your space. The best selection of market bunches will be used, plus a variety of foliage, artfully arranged in a large clear “gathering” vase. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for the large floral creation you will build with your own hands and take home.

Minnesota Dahlia Society Show
Saturday, September 20 | Noon-4 p.m.

Sunday, September 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Come see award-winning champion dahlias from the Minnesota Dahlia society. Doors open Saturday around noon, as soon as judging is finished. Meet the group of dahlia growers and get expert advice on how to grow these magnificent flowers. Learn about the society 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.

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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