Flower 1 - This is growing in a border bed along the deck. It gets morning sun and afternoon shade. It has small pompom like flowers. The plant is about two feet tall. Is it some kind of carnation?
Both of these plants were "attacked" by some sort of bug/disease. On the stem there was a foam that appeared. Later the leaves turned brown above the foam. Extra Credit if you can figure out the bug. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this.