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For additional information on deer resistant landscaping, log onto Larry Sagers' Web site: www.utahgreen.org/larry/

Blossom end rot is a common physiological condition that affects tomatoes, peppers, squash, watermelons, and other plants. The symptom is a brown leathery spot on the blossom end of the fruit or vegetable. It is caused when the plant does not move calcium fast enough to the end of the fruit. Uneven watering contributes to the problem. Mulch the plants and keep them evenly moist. The first fruits of the season are usually the most severely affected.

Wednesday, July 26: Garden Talks In The Park at Brigham Young Historic Park at North Temple and State Street will feature a lecture on "Trees for Your Landscape," by Sherm Brough. Time: 8 p.m. The event is free.