Tussie Mussies

Tussie Mussies will be available for purchase at the WRHS Herb Fair. Our talented and experienced “Tussie Committee” will craft these lovely bouquets of fresh flowers and herbs surrounded by a paper lace doily and a bow with gift tag. They are very popular at the Herb Fair!

A Tussie Mussie nosegay will take you back to earlier days. In the Middle Ages, people carried “Tuzzy muzzies” as a prophylactic against contagious diseases and held herbal bouquets to their noses (nosegays) against unpleasant odors of the times.

Victorians practiced the “LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS”, turning these bouquets into expressions of their feelings. Your tussle can contain a variety of meaningful herbs such as:

Rosemary for remembrance
Sage for good health
Thyme for courage
Basil for best wishes
Lavender for happiness

We will also have a limited suply of the book FLORA’S DICTIONARY – THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by well-known herbalist and author, Kathleen Gips, who is a member of Western Reserve Herb Society. Books are $15 each.

Come to the Tussie Mussie table to enjoy watching them being created and to purchase one or two for your friends and family, and even one for yourself! They are guaranteed to put a smile on the recipient’s faces!