She shared with me the most interesting flower fact about Floriography (the Language of Flowers). It became very popular during the 19th century in England with many books written about it, specifically the meaning attributed to each flower. Floriography was a cryptological way of communicating using specific flowers in flower arrangements. These arrangements were coded with a message from the sender expressing his (usually a "his") feelings which could not be spoken out loud in Victorian society. There were floral dictionaries in those days for interpretation. Can you even imagine that way of communicating? The hyacinths' meaning was loveliness.