During the nineteenth century the "tussie-mussie" reached great popularity as a means for lovers to convey secret messages of sentiment and affection in a proper Victorian society. During this time it was considered more suitable for young women to wear flowers moreso than jewelry. Proper Victorian ladies would up at fashionable social gatherings carrying their "tussie-mussies" and could have been questioned on the fashion of their bouquet.
The word "tuzzy" refers to the Old English word which means a "knot of flowers". Muzzy refers to the damp moss wrapped around the stems to keep them moist.
Consider taking the time this summer with your child and making a "tussie mussie" to give to a grandmother, aunt or neighbor! This treat will make them VERY HAPPY!!!