By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

    ¨Be not afraid of growing, be afraid of standing still“                                    ... read more.

  • September 18, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

We are born to grow, regardless of our hardship.   I have always loved dandelions. Despite being looked down upon as a noxious weed, their vibrant yellow blooms grow proudly from pavement cracks and compacted soil where few other species could ever thrive. They, like the best of us, t... read more.

  • October 05, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

After a busy week, compounded by 2020 challenges, it’s so important to take a break from the sometimes narrow worlds we find ourselves in—home offices get small, living spaces feel claustrophobic, and worry can make goals seem out of reach. Nature is a car-ride or long walk away. Familia... read more.

  • October 14, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

For the past month I’ve been collaborating with 7 other local artists to complete this mural comprised of 65 - 8’x10’ concrete slabs; 520’ long! Called The Wishing Wall, it is a cohesive design of ideas and wishes submitted by the community. Each artist was designated a space... read more.

  • October 20, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Communication, a tool we use in our everyday life to manage relationships between our families and peers. This is no different when it comes to the business environment, communication is what ultimately drives the center of a business. Being the Business Development Coordinator for John Mini Distinc... read more.

  • October 26, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

When I was very young, I learned a lesson that I still use to this day. It was much like one of those Disney movie moments where you watch it as a kid and it’s just a funny story but when you re-watch it as an adult, it hits a lot harder. Back in elementary school, I was working on a presentat... read more.

  • November 03, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Go outside! Remember when your parents use to tell you to go “outside and play”? Usually it was just to get you out of there hair, but it turned out to be some very good advice. It’s a healthy activity for you, so I m... read more.

  • November 06, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

It was a site challenge I'd never encountered on a 3,000 square foot residential rooftop in New York City's upper West side. The edge of this pre-war rooftop had pavers already installed and left a four-foot border of 1.5" pebbles between the pavers... read more.

  • November 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Growth is a very essential part of the natural world. Plants, animals, and all sorts of creatures grow in an effort to expand and explore the world. Growing, learning, and adapting to new environments is something we as people must do in order to thrive. My personal growth has been rooted in my pas... read more.

  • November 11, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

The storm has headed out to the reef on “Jaguar Island” in this updated mandala. In place of the storm’s fierce eye a cenote is revealed represented by aqua glass, like a teal jewel being pawed by the jaguars. This evolved mandala continues my exploration of fears by plunging into... read more.

  • November 20, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When choosing a plant for any space, it is important to take a variety of factors into consideration. What are the site and light conditions? What is the size of the plant at time of planting, and what will it be in its full&... read more.

  • November 25, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

As the father of three kids, one thing I have learned is everything always changes. No matter how much you may plan, it will always change. Between school, sports and chauffeuring , adapting is the key to success. Much like work, from my teenage years spending summers cutting lawns on Long Island,... read more.

  • December 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Growing up I always found tattoos fascinating, an artform that has been present in almost every culture through human history and can carry so much depth or be purely cosmetic. Of course, I’ve always wanted one, but the combination of my overactive imagination and heavy indecisivenes... read more.

  • December 16, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

James Abbett retired from his position as Outdoor Service Foreman at the end of 2019.? At the start of the 2020 outdoor season, it was the beginning of the Pandemic.? By April, NYC was at the peak of the Pandemic, but our customers needed their gardens prepped for spring.? With all the operational c... read more.

  • December 18, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

I have always had a passion for animals, giant horses and cows. Dog and cats and snakes oh my! I didn’t find my true passion in life until I was 27, chickens. I spent many years researching and visiting animal sanctuaries to learn how to be a “Chicken Tender&rdqu... read more.

  • January 07, 2021