Published on Feb 13, 2017
At the Miami International Airport, tens of millions of flowers from South America were offloaded before being shipped across the country for Valentine's Day. (Feb 13)
As reported by the Miami Herald, behind the bouquet from your valentine, the single rose from a crush and the elaborate arrangement from a significant other, there’s a multibillion-dollar flower industry that thrives around this time each year.
Right on cue, billions of flowers are flowing into the U.S. to prepare for the big Valentine’s Day demand. Most arrive in Miami from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Netherlands. More than 90 percent of imported flowers move through Miami International Airport, according to UPS. The package delivery company is the largest air cargo carrier flying into MIA.
For more on Valentine's flowers imported, please go to: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/article132374309.html#storylink=cpy.