Submitted 21st November 2005
We offer a wide variety of exquisite fresh floral arrangements, indoor and outdoor gardening items, and fabulous gift and home accessory items.
Bachman`s has been in business since 1885, when founder Henry Bachman, Sr., planted potatoes, lettuce, onions, and squash on a plot of land in south Minneapolis. Today, that plot contains the firm`s headquarters and acres of floral, gift, garden, and landscaping departments, and Bachman`s has grown to be one of the largest traditional floral and nursery operations in the world. Throughout the 1920s, flowers were phased in and vegetables were phased out. In the mid-1 920s, the first Bachman`s retail store was built on the Lyndale site. Albert Bachman also chose the Company`s distinctive color when a paper salesman presented him with three color choices. Albert chose purple -- much to the salesperson`s dismay --because no other company wanted to use purple as a company color.
At present, Bachman`s has retail floral stores in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, Minnesota including Floral, Gift, and Garden Centers, and retail stores. Bachman`s also operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a nursery wholesale division,seven acres of greenhouses, and a 513-acre growing range near Lakeville, Minnesota, which produces many of the plants, flowers, and landscaping products sold through Bachman`s locations. Bachman`s fleet of purple floral trucks delivers over 5,000 packages during an average week. For a busy Valentine`s Day week, Bachman`s will use over 180 delivery vehicles, including purple trucks, private cars, and two cab services to deliver over 24,000 purple packages.
Gifts of green or blooming plants are appropriate for any occasion. Shop our online store and you`ll find green and blooming plants that thrive in all light conditions.
Arranging A Bouquet Of Flowers
Start by choosing blooms that are just starting to open, firm stems and the petals look healthy. Pull off any leaves that will be covered by water when the stems are in the vase. Then submerge the stems in water and cut them diagonally with a scissors.
Seven Spruce Tree Tops
Spruce tree tops are a wonderful way to add some outdoor greenery during the fall and winter months and they look terrific when decorated. Spruce up your tree top planter with lights, ornaments, bows, pine cones and other ornamental evergreen branches.
Everything you want to know about plants, trees and shrubs. You`ll find a comprehensive collection from Bachman`s own Nursery of over 500 plants, trees and shrubs with photos, horticultural descriptions, growth habits and Zone requirements.
Care And Handling Of Arrangement
Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are special and have delicate beauty. When buying flowers, ask your florist how long your arrangement will last.
Your Wedding Flowers
One of the first considerations when choosing a bridal bouquet is what style of bouquet you would like. See the most popular styles.