Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This week at Diggin' It

Florigraphy: The Victorian Language of Flowers

Saturday April 6th, 10:30-11:30am

Suggested Donation: $5

Join us for a class on a fascinating slice of gardening history led by Mary Nell Jackson--herb enthusiast, Collin County Master Gardener and Herb Society of America member. Mary Nell will discuss Florigraphy, the language of flowers, a tradition that came to England in the 1700's via Turkey and reached its peak during the Victorian era. All plants (flowers, herbs, trees) were assigned a meaning, allowing Florigraphy followers to express their thoughts through Tussie Mussies--small tight bouquets of specific flower combinations. Mary Nell will further discuss the concept and history of Florigraphy, demonstrate the craft, and share her collection of Tussie Mussie holders and vintage flower dictionaries (a staple for Victorian ladies!) during this informative and fun session!

No comments: