Annual flower show

As we flip the calendar on winter but still wait for spring in our yards, a sure source of flowers is the annual Macy’s Flower Show with gardens by Bachman’s. The eighth-floor auditorium in Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store will be transformed into Art in Bloom, with a Renaissance garden, Art Noveau garden, Impressionist garden and several more. Plus, don’t miss the Bouquet of the Day series, unveiling pieces from some of Bachman’s top floral designers. There’s a flower-show gift shop if you feel like taking home a taste of the spectacle. The show runs March 22-April 4.

Accompanying the show is a flower show design workshop at Bachman’s. So if you’re inspired by the dramatic floral displays at the show, learn how to make one of your own March 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Bachman’s on Lyndale, in the Design Room. The $100 fee covers the cost of materials. Register at or 612-861-7711.

Free remodeling seminar

If you’re considering a kitchen or bath remodeling project, you can get free helpful hints and questions answered from the experts at Crystal Kitchen Center. Seminars are March 21 from 9-10:30 a.m. and from noon-1:30 p.m. at 5620 Winnetka Av. N., Crystal. The theme of the sessions is “13 Reasons to Hire a Kitchen and Bath Remodeler,” covering tips on budgeting, cost-saving ideas, remodeling dos and don’ts and design trends.

Seating is limited, so RSVP at 763-544-5950. Find more information at If you can’t make it March 21, the next free seminars are April 11.

Instagram your walls

Can’t get enough of Instagram style? Now your favorite photos can be more than your computer wallpaper. PicMe, which recently unveiled its online store, offers the “Multi-Pic Wall Mural,” a self-sticking collage of square, Instagram-style photos giving consumers a DIY display option for their photography and an alternative to wallpaper.

PicMe murals feature peel-and-stick re-positionable fabric panels that don’t leave a sticky residue, making them a viable option for renters. The 2-foot-wide panels come in 12 height options. A 10-by-8-foot Multi-Pic Wall Mural runs $600, but to kick off the launch of its online store, PicMe is offering an introductory 20 percent discount through March 31. (Enter “launch20” at checkout.)

Additional products from include the Single Pic Wall Mural — one photo blown up to fill an entire covering. More information at

Martha Buns