If the flowers appear too bunched up, try cutting them at different lengths for more variety. Don't worry if some blooms don't stay in exactly the right position at first. Continue to the process by adding more flowers, adjusting their height and position as you go. The stems should all fit comfortably in the neck of the container and begin to hold their positions better as more flowers are added.
In the mid┯th century Victorian England the tussie_mussie (small bouquet of flowers) were exchanged between Victorian sweethearts expressing secret love messages; a gift of a traditional Valentine flower unique and personal and very fashionable. Victorians considered a young lady to be cultured if she understood the study of flowers.