Thursday, 26 March 2020


A tussie-mussie (or nosegay) is a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice. During the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), these small bouquets became a popular fashion accessory. Typically, tussie-mussies include floral symbolism from the language of flowers, and therefore may be used to send a message to the recipient.

Here is my tussie-mussie from our garden for you, a gift in these trying and sorrowful times, and I hope that it lifts your spirits somewhat. The plants it contains are:

Fennel for sorrow
Rue for suffering
Rose-scented geranium for preferred company
Lavender for grace and calmness
Diosma for breath of heaven
Mint  for protection from illness
Feverfew for safety and immunity
Peppermint for invigoration and inspiration
Ivy for friendship and affection
Immortelle for eternity
Laurel for triumph of humanity
Parsley for festivity
Sweet basil for my best wishes to you

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Nik..I will let you know when I get a Nature Notes post up...Stay well....Michelle


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