Millions of roses travel through Florida for Valentine's Day

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – With Valentine's Day right around the corner, millions of flowers are set to travel through Florida.

The Society of American Florists estimates people buy 198 million roses each Valentine's Day.

They come from South America and make their way to couples through the state.

"They fly into Miami, and they come straight from Miami on a refrigerated semi to here and we give them a fresh cut, we put them in water, we start hydrating them," Elizabeth Cavallo, manager at Floral Expressions Florist, said.

Cavallo said they get about 35,000 roses each year and usually sell out by the end of Valentine’s day