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Zanthro
May 11, 2017 4:59 PM CST
I have these flowers on my balcony and they are dying. Any ideas?

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DaisyI
May 11, 2017 9:00 PM CST
The flowers are dying but I don't see anything wrong with the plant. But I don't think that flower goes with that plant. Your first photo didn't load. Maybe try again?

Flowers have a limited life expectancy but, with proper care, the plants should bloom again.

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dyzzypyxxy
May 12, 2017 4:59 PM CST
Looks like you have some petunias and some geraniums. The leaves with the purple markings are geranium leaves. The white flowers in the last photo are petunias.

Sometimes if you cut back the plants a bit, petunias will put on a new "wave" of flowers. They may just be finishing up their first wave. A little fertilizer after you cut back will stimulate healthy new leaves and more flowers.

Don't cut back the geranium yet, though. It doesn't look like it has bloomed yet. The petunia leaves are roundish, furry and plain green.
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Calif_Sue
May 12, 2017 5:41 PM CST

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I see deep pink petals and buds from what I assume is the geranium bloom in the second photo. nodding
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dyzzypyxxy
May 12, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Oh, you're right Sue. I didn't scroll the picture all the way to the top.

I also do see some sort of debris, possibly insects on those geranium leaves. Give the plants a gentle wash with the hose, maybe, to perk them up.
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