Eighty-eight percent of the nation’s cut flowers come in through Miami International Airport. Baby’s breath from Ecuador, roses from Colombia, asters from Costa Rican, and orchids from Thailand will all be deposited, inspected, and – if need be -- fumigated in a warehouse right off of our airport’s busy tarmac. You’d imagine that today, four days before Valentine’s Day, the scene there would be colorful chaos, right? Wrong. “Actually a lot of the flowers will already be in flower shops by then. All the action is in January. Most of the flowers come into the country two to three weeks ahead of time,” says Amy Stewart, the brilliant horticultural... More >>>