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May through August

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Brighten Your Day by Visiting Us for a Taste of Summer

Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, geraniums, hydrangea, figs, blueberries...the list keeps going - there are so many wonderful plants that can grow in your yard or porch starting in May. Come by the Jacavone Garden Center on Atwood Avenue in Johnston for some seeds, seedlings, transplants, shrubs, trees or advice from our expert gardening staff. We grow and carry fine plants from Monrovia, Simply Beautiful, Proven Winners and Burpee.

May and June are the heart of the garden season in Rhode Island. Every week, new plants are ready for the outdoors. Starting at the beginning of May, we have annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees available.

Mid-May is the perfect time to plant tomatoes. On warm days, we want to plant everything, but keep in mind that the ground is still cool and while you can plant tomatoes in early May, it will not increase the time to harvest, nor the size or quantity of your yield. Stop by and we'll help you choose plants that will look great in your yard and can also handle our weather at any time.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

What do I want growing this summer?

What do I want to harvest from my yard?

Do I want a cutting garden?

Do I want flowers that come back year after year?

Stop in to let us help you find solutions for your garden!

Herbs in 4" Pots:

  • Basil-Holy Red
  • Basil-Sweet Tai
  • Catnip
  • Citronella
  • Chamomile-German
  • Curry-Tall
  • Eucalyptus-Silver Dollar
  • Fennel-Bronze
  • Lemon Grass-East Indian
  • Lavender-Munstead
  • Mint-Mojito
  • Mint-Peppermint
  • Mint-Variegated Pineapple
  • Mint-Spearmint
  • Oregano-Greek
  • Oregano-Italian
  • Rosemary-Barbeque
  • Rosemary-Prostrate
  • Rue
  • Sage-Berggarten
  • Sage-Pineapple
  • Sage-Tricolor
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon-French
  • Tyme-Lemon Variegated
  • Bay Laurel

Quart Perennials:

Hollyhock Alcea Rosea ChatersHollyhock-Double Violet, Double Yellow
Hollyhock Malva Sylvestris ZebrinaHollyhock
Aquilegia Vulgaris-Winky Double RoseColumbine-White
Aquilegia CaeruleaColumbine—Songbird Nightingale
Armeria Pseudsrmeria Dreameria Sweet Dreams“Lady Cusion”/“Thrift”
Artemisia Schmidtiana Silver MoundWormwood
Aubrieta Hybrida Audrey Purple ShadesRock Cress
Bellis Perennis Bellissima Rose BicolorEnglish Daisy
Buddleia Davidii Buzz MagentaButterfly Bush—Magenta, Midnight, Soft Pink, Sky Blue,
Campanula Medium Champion BlueBellflower—Champion Blue, Rapido Blue, Rapido White, Pink, Deep Blue, Pearl White
Cerastium Tomentosum YoYoSnow-in-Summer
Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides LeadwortPlumbago
Chelone Obliqua Tiny TortugaTurtlehead
Coreopsis Hybrida Big Bang Full MoonTickseed—Full Moon, Mercury Rising, Golden Stardust, Double the Sun, Jethro Tull, Sunkiss
Delosperma Fire SpinnerIce Plant—Fire Spinner, Jewel of the Desert Amethyst, Jewel of the Desert Garnet, Jewel of the Desert Peridot
Delphinium Grandiflorum Summer BluesLarkspur—Summer Blues, Summer Nights, Summer Stars
Dianthus Hybrid Everlast Burgundy BushBurgundy Bush (Maiden Pinks), Lilac Eye, Mountain Frost-Red Garnet, Pink Pompom, White Twinkle
Dianthus Scent First Pot Raspberry SurpriseRespberry Surprise, Sugar Plum
Digitalis Purpurea Dalmation PurpleFoxglove—Dalmatian Purple, Rose
Echinacea HybridConeflower—Cheyenne Spirit, Double Scoop Cranberry
Echinacea HybridSombrero Granada Gold, Lemon Yellow, Salsa Red, Tango Tangerine, Adobe Orange
Echinacea PurpureaPowWow White, Wild Berry, Magnus
Euphorbia PolychromaCushion Spurge
Lagurus OvatusGrass Bunny Tails
Bluestem Schizachyrium ScopariumLittle Bluestem Grass
Galium Odoratum Sweet Woodruff
Geranium HybridaCranesbill—Rosanne
Geranium SanguimeumCranesbill—Vision Pink, Vision Violet
Geum Coccineum Koi (Orange)Grecian Rose
Heuchera Hybrida -Melting FireCoral Bells
Lamium MaculatumSpotted Deadnettle—Anne Greenway, Chequers, Red Nancy, White Nancy
Herb Lavandula Angustifolia HidcoteLavender
Herb Lavandula Angustifolia MunsteadEnglish Lavender, SuperBlue, French Hybrid
Leucanthemum SuperbumShasta Daisy—Becky, Snowcap, Sweet Daisy Sofie
Lewisia Cotyledon-Elise MixCliff Maids
Liatris Spicata-KoboldBlazing Star
Lobelia Fulgens-Queen VictoriaCardinal Flower
Lupinus PolyphyllusLupine—Gallery Blue, Pink, Yellow
Mazus ReptansCreeping Mazus—Purple
Monarda DidymaBee Balm—Purple, Rose, Cambridge Scarlet
Nepeta Faassenii Walker’s LowCatmint
Oenothera Berlandieri SiskiyouShowy Primrose
Oenothera MissouriensisMissouri Primrose
Papaver Nudicaule-Wonderland MixIceland Poppy
Papaver OrientaleOriental Poppy—Fruit Punch, Royal Wedding
Penstemon Hybrid MissionBellsBeardtongue—Deep Rose
Penstemon BarbatusBeardtongue—Rock Candy Blue, Rock Candy Ruby
Penstemon HeterophyllusFoothill Penstemon—Electric Blue
Perovskia Atriplicifolia-Little SpireRussian Sage
Phlox PaniculataGarden Phlox—Flame Coral, Flame Purple Eye, Flame Purple, Flame White Eye
Phlox SubulataCreeping Phlox—Pink, Emerald Blue, Red Wings
Physalis AlkekengiiChinese Lantern
Physostegia VirginianaObedient Plant—Crystal Peak White, Rose
PlatycodonBalloon Flower—Astra Blue, Astra Pink, Semi Double White
Primula PolyanthaPrimrose—SuperNova Mix
Rudbeckia Fulgida GoldsturmBlack Eyed Sysan, Native Black Eyes Susan
Salvia NemorosaMeadow Sage-New Dimension Blue, Rose
Scabiosa ColumbariaPincushion Flower—Butterfly Blue, Pink Mist
Sedum Coral Reef TetractinumStonecrop
Sedum SunSparklerStonecrop—Blue Elf Hybrid, Lime Zinger Hybrid
Sedum Aurea AcreStonecrop
Sedum-HakonenseStonecrop--Chocolate Ball
Sedum-Ogon MakinoiStonecrop
Sedum-Red Wiggle OchroleucumStonecrop
Sedum- Angelina RupestreStonecrop
Sedium-Dragon’s Blood SpuriumStonecrop
SempervivumHen and Chicks—Forest Frost, Pacific Blue Ice, Silver King
Stachys Ianata-Fuzzy WuzzyLamb’s Ear
Veronica HybridaSpeedwell—Waterperry Blue
Viola CaeruleaViolet—Halo Sky Blue

Some of the Many Vegetables Beginning in May


  • Amish Paste
  • Beefsteak
  • Big Mama
  • Black Krim
  • Brandywine – Heirloom
  • Brandy Boy
  • Big Boy
  • Bush Early Girl
  • Celebrity
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Forth of July
  • Giant Belgium
  • Gladiator
  • Goliath
  • Jet Star
  • Jubilee
  • Mortgage Lifter
  • Old German
  • Orange Wellington
  • Pineapple
  • Red Grape
  • San Marzano
  • Sungold
  • Supersweet 100
  • Tasti-Lee
  • Yellow Pear


  • Baron (Red)
  • Bhut Jolokia (Red)
  • California Wonder (Green Bell)
  • Cayanne Long thin
  • Cubanelle
  • Golden California Wonder
  • Cherry Hot
  • Costa Rican Sweet
  • Ghost Bhut Jolokia Red
  • Greek Pepperoncini
  • Habanero (Orange)
  • Habanero (Red)
  • Hot Lemon
  • Hungarian Wax
  • Jalapeno Gigante
  • Portugal Hot
  • Red Cherry Hot
  • Red Bell
  • Red Cherry Hot
  • Scorpion
  • Serrano
  • Shishito
  • Super Chilli
  • Sweet Banana
  • Tabasco
  • Trident (Pablano)


  • Classic
  • Gretel
  • Hansel
  • Rosa Bianca (Bicolor)
  • Shikou
  • Snowy
  • White

Contact Us

1461 Atwood Ave. Johnston, RI
Phone: (401) 351-9554

Garden Center Hours

Daily: 8AM - 5PM
in May, we are open later
(call ahead if the weather is bad)

Some of our Providers

Black Gold
Burpee Home Garden
Buy Plants Online
Proven Winners
Simply Beautiful
Wave Petunias

Connie Jacavone

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