Period Design – Victorian
Definition from the Australia Floral Art Association manual 2006.
“The outline shapes were round, semi-ovoid or triangular. Ornamental grasses, cultivated or wild were used including ferns and bulrushes. From the 1850s designs were massed and rather stiff using old fashioned flowers of dark rich colours as well as white. Everything was overpowering, decorated and crowded. The nosegay and tussie mussie posies made in concentric circles of small flowers edged with lace frill or leaves were popular.”