Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tussie Mussies

My first encounter with Tussie Mussies was in one of Sue's posts on The Quince Tree, where she explained that they are nosegays of flowers and herbs specially chosen for their meaning in the language of flowers, traditionally used to send messages.  They can be traced back to medieval and Tudor times and were also thought to hide unpleasant odours and protect against disease.

The next time I came across them was at the American Museum in Britain where they are aseembled daily for sale to visitors.

I find them quite delightful and only wish I had a garden large or productive enough to make my own.

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