Tussie Mussie

In Elizabethan times and earlier they were mainly composed of the scented medicinal herbs like rosemary, thyme and rue which had disinfectant properties and were carried to offer some protection. The idea of using the language of flowers to send a secret message of love reached its peak around 1857 when Arthur Freeling published – “Flowers, Their Use and Beauty, Language and Sentiment”

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