Tussie Mussies and The Language of Flowers

The phrase “tussie mussie” comes from a medieval word that means “sweet posy.” Originally, they were fragrant, floral nosegays carried by both men and women to help mask foul odors and protect themselves from disease. Plants such as lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage were specifically used during the plague because of their disinfectant properties, as… [Read More]