Floral Mandalas at Winery Sixteen600

Sunday, July 10, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

With Alice Pennes & Daisy Rose

Tickets Available at or by clicking HERE

The idea of the Mandala can be found in cultures all over the world as a symbol of the completeness of the universe.  The Mandala’s concentric, geometric patterns may best be known from Tibetan Buddhist sand paintings – intricate works of communal art, which take days of careful practice to create and just minutes to wipe away.  This class, inspired by traditional Mandalas, embraces the radiant, ephemeral beauty of flowers and the healing properties of creativity and self-expression.


Students will have access to an inspiring selection of natural materials and will be guided through creating their original designs.  In this thoughtful practice, flowers will be deconstructed and appreciated for individual petals, leaves, stamen and pistils.  Students will leave with a deeper understanding of the material’s texture, color & shape that will carry over to their own practice in traditional flower arranging and garden design.


Rachael Hariston will be photographing each Mandala for students to leave with a small print and digital file of their work – great for printing on a larger scale or on canvas.


Winery Sixteen600 will be offering a selection of floral wines to compliment the practice. Choose either a half or full tasting at check out.


Winery Sixteen600 Tasting House

589 1st St. West

Sonoma, Ca 95476


$85 Includes Half Tasting

$100 Includes Full Tasting

Spring Planting

Spring has sprung! The grass is riz.

I wonder where the boirdies is.

The boird is on the wing.

But that’s obsoird, the wing is on the little boird.


Seeds in the greenhouse, a few fun starters in the ground yesterday, and we’re ready for a busy season!

Cosmos & zinnia are the first to come up. Tithonia, dara, crazy colored snapdragons, craspedia, ornamental grasses, purple basil, lisianthus, sweet pea next:

IMG_4197Gorgeous helebore, planted from starts:IMG_4189Coupla pieris plants, perfect for boutonnieres and floral necklaces:IMG_4143Most flowers tend to be more unique, and more long lasting when they are grown in smaller, local farms, rather than mass-produced:IMG_4147IMG_3465Combine them with a few market purchases and.. hey presto!


Zeuzy can’t wait for all the time we get to spend in the garden! Dummy.IMG_4206