Ah, summer in Arcata. At the farmers market this time of year, you can get all kinds of interesting and unusual flowers. Sweet peas and clarkia were for sale today, along with tons of dahlias. Gorgeous. And I heard the grower giving a customer a vase-life guarantee, something more and more florists are starting to do. "The dahlias will last a week if you keep them out of the sunlight," she said. The sweet peas might not last as long, but they are so heavenly for a few days that they’re well worth it.