July is the month for Phlox. I've slowly been replacing the old fashioned varieties with new ones. You know the old fashioned kind - pale lavender and white. And, floppy. And mildewed.
The new varieties seem to have stronger stems and thus don't flop over . I haven't seen any mildew on them yet.
So far I have Orange Perfection ( above ) and Laura, below :
I want to get the variegated one that Carol of May Dreams Gardens has. I'm still on the hunt for it. The Phlox and Blackeyed Susans have a very long bloom time and make wonderful companions this time of the year.