Tussie Mussies

A cute name for a cute little bouquet of flowers. In Victorian times a small bouquet was called a tussie-mussie. They usually were tied tight and round and often included not only flowers but also herbs. Every flower and herb had a different meaning and the bouquets were often designed to send a message to the recipient. The language of flowers became so popular guide books were even printed as nearly every flower had several meanings. For example: rosemary stood for remembrance, hydrangea for devotion, sage for wisdom, lilies for purity and of course rose for love.

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