Autumn decor

Bachman's pros will take you beyond a bowl filled with mini pumpkins on your table. The October Floral Design workshop demonstrates how to create an earthy fall centerpiece using a grapevine basket, gourds, pumpkins and fresh fall blooms, 6 to 8 p.m. Thu. Cost is $40 and includes materials. The workshop is in the Bachman's Design Room, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Register at or call 612-861-7311.

Fall flourish

Was your garden lifeless and lackluster by September? Bonnie Blodgett, garden writer and author, will share tips on how to make fall your garden's peak season at a Garden Club of Ramsey County program, 7:25 p.m. Mon., Hillcrest Community Recreation Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. If you have questions, e-mail