Fall decor ideas
Autumn is right around the corner, bringing a fresh seasonal look to the Bachman’s Fall Ideas House. The historic family home has been dressed by Bachman’s designers with new paint, furnishings and decor, including new items, repurposed pieces and vintage.
Trends on display include terra cotta hues highlighted by cool blues, mixed metal accents and kokedama — string gardens that use moss as the container. Highlights include a pumpkin-patterned porch with copper and wood accents, a black-walled industrial-style study; and a beer pub with faux brick walls and beer cap artwork.
The Fall Ideas House will be open daily Sept. 8-Oct. 2. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. through Wed.; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thu. and Fri.; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.; and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $5, on sale at bachmans.com or by calling 612-861-7311. The house is at 5936 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.
Planning some home improvements this fall? Meet experts and see products at the Home Improvement and Design Expo at Canterbury Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10. More than 150 exhibitors will be on hand, including remodelers, painters, interior designers, and lawn and landscape experts. The first 100 people in line will receive goodie bags. Admission is free. Visitors can sign up for free 10-minute interior design consultations with Nicolette Interior Design.
Canterbury Park is at 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee.
Edina hosts its Fall Into the Arts Festival next weekend at Centennial Lakes Park. Artists will display their artwork on walkways around the lake, and food vendors will offer their wares. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11.
The park is half a block east of France Avenue S. between Hazelton Road and Minnesota Drive. Enter through the Centennial Lakes shopping and dining development.
Seasonal garden seminars
Learn how to prepare your yard for fall during “Super Seminar Saturday,” a series of free classes at Gertens on Sept. 10. Topics include “Fall Around the Fire” at 9 a.m.; “Fall Turf Seeding” at 10 a.m.; “Growing Fruit Trees” at 11 a.m.; “Add Fall Color to Your Landscape” at noon; “Fall Bulbs Equal Great Spring Color” at 1 p.m.; “Backyard Birding” at 2 p.m.; and “Creating a Fairy Garden” at 3 p.m. Seminars are free but registration is requested at gertens.com/events. Gertens is located at 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights.
Party for the pollinators
Love bees and beer? PolliNation Art & Beer Festival, a “party with a purpose,” is coming to Kissing Birch Farm in Stillwater on Sept. 11. You’ll find food trucks serving sustainable and organic fare, craft beer, art, pollinator advocates, awards and interactive displays, plus live music. Headliners include Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland as emcee, plus Javier Mato & the Wayback, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, and Chris Koza & Rogue Valley.
Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 11. The farm is located at 10020 Norell Av. N., Stillwater. Tickets, available at pollination.bpt.me, start at $18 for adults, $12 for ages 12-17.