The dogs have a decidedly snooty look about them and the flowers have a hidden agenda:
Yellow tulips for hopeless love,
Borage flowers - the pretty little blue ones - for bluntness,
Helenium - the big orange daisy - for tears,
Mock orange blossom -the white ones - for deceit,
and lastly but by no means least China pinks - the pretty little pink carnations - for Aversion!
No wonder they aren't talking!