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Summer Container Design Workshops
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.

Orchid Society of Minnesota Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 23 | 1-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free to attend

Join Manuel Aybar for a mezmorizing presentation titled, Orchids of Peru. Member of the American Orchid Society since 1997 and the Greater North Texas Orchid Society since 2000, Manuel is an Accredited Judge of the American Orchid Society Judging program. His current research includes the orchids of the Dominican Republic, for which he has gone in numerous orchid collecting trips back to his home country.

How To: Paving and Wall Installation Tips
Saturday, May 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, June 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Outdoor Garden Area
Cost: $10 + small EventBrite Fee

Let the professionals from 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, and a live question and answer session. Hardscapes classes will meet at the Anchor Block display in the Outdoor Garden Area near the gazebo.

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

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.

How To: DIY Basic Retaining Wall Installation Tips
Saturday, May 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, June 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Outdoor Garden Area
Cost: $10 + small EventBrite Fee

Dave Klein with 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. Hardscapes classes will meet at the Anchor Block display in the Outdoor Garden Area near the gazebo.

ISM Annual Iris Show
Saturday, May 30 | 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 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.

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.

Live Koi and Pond Supply Auction
Saturday, June 6
10 a.m. viewing & 11 a.m. auction
Bachman's on Lyndale, North Parking Lot
Cost: Free to attend

This is your chance to get some wonderful koi (and supplies) for your pond! The Upper Midwest Koi Club plans to auction approximately 40 koi of many sizes and varieties, from small to large, standard fin to long, and pond grade to show grade, no reserve! Most have been donated and already trained by club members.

Minnesota Peony Society's Spring Peony Show
Saturday, June 13 | 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 14th
 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free to attend

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 admire. Singles, doubles and bombs showcasing colors from white to dozens of shades of pink and red to the deepest burgundy. You will not want to miss the stunning 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 dressing your garden with delicate peonies, a timeless classic.

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.

Upper Midwest Koi Club Show & Product Expo
Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
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 ever kept by private citizens. 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 (more than 75 from 6 inches to over 28) 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.

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: Choosing and Planting Trees & Shrubs
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.

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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