Learn the art of Tussie-Mussie at Woodlawn

Posted July 10, 2012, at 11:16 a.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Woodlawn, 19 Blackhouse Drive (off Surry Road), Ellsworth, ME

For more information: Woodlawn; 207-667-8671;

A tussie-mussie is a small flower bouquet typically given as a gift using the Language of Flowers, also known as floriography. Floriography was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages. Following a demonstration and discussion on the meaning of flowers, Lydia Musselman will help participants make their own tussie-mussie.

The cost for the Tussie-Mussie workshop schedule on Thursday, July 19th, from 10:30 am to noon, is $20 for Woodlawn members/$30 for non-members. As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.

Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast ME. The main house is open for tours through October 31st. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (Surry Road), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit