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

Our talented Senior Designer, Jack Mascharka, gives us a glimpse of how he draws inspiration from the most unexpected sources to create beautiful landscape designs. His experience working in fashion has proven a 'seamless' transition into his landscape career. Here, shattered glass has transformed i... read more.

  • August 05, 2020

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

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has multiple definitions for the word ‘Explore’ but the one that rings the most true for me is: ‘To travel over new territory for adventure or discovery’ Throughout my career at John Mini, I have been able to grow and learn by tapping into the... read more.

  • July 29, 2020

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

See below how our Indoor Installations Supervisor, Jack Farrell, turns stress into creativity through his impressive artistic talents.            In Japanese culture both the snake and the fox are symbols of transformation, cunning, and intelligence. I have them "bat... read more.

  • July 24, 2020

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

This bold and beautiful art piece was shared by our in house designer, Samantha Barrett. Through this time lapse video, she shows us how she uses unconventional materials to make this portrait come to life. "With my academic background being in fine arts and my professional background being in hort... read more.

  • July 15, 2020

By Mark Mini, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Together, we are fighting through a storm known as the COVID-19 pandemic. And as we weather the storm and move to open our local economy, we reignite the ongoing battle for social equality that will test our endurance and will as a community.... read more.

  • June 09, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

March marks the start of spring, an ideal time for companies to brilliantly recondition their landscaping and optimize commercial attraction. Whether you need to enlighten with indoor scenery, invigorate with outdoor landscapes, or inspire with holiday installations, John Mini has an extensive portf... read more.

  • March 05, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The Romantic Movement (late 18th to mid-19th c.) began in Europe while France was erupting into revolution. As ideas of liberation swept across the continent, a legion of eccentrics bathed themselves in the wonders of nature and drank from the wells of love. Romantics loved winding trails, oppo... read more.

  • February 17, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The affection of Valentine’s Day has ancient roots. Originating in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, it began as a celebration of purification, fertility, and the coming of spring. At the end of the 5th century, the Roman festival experienced a name change when Pope Gelasius rebranded it to co... read more.

  • February 03, 2020

By George Axiotakis, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

So you want that gorgeous plant that you saw at your office, or a client's office, or in a building atrium. More and more, businesses see the real benefits of greening their spaces. John Mini uses a wide variety of tropicals to beautify indoor spaces, including palms, exotic figs, lush aroids and to... read more.

  • January 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

The incredible convenience of digital technology has introduced some unintended stressors to our lives sometimes called “technostress,” a disorder caused by an inability to deal healthfully with new computer technologies. Researchers, however, are learning that interaction with indoor pl... read more.

  • December 20, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

As the holidays wind down, you start thinking about the new year. The holidays serve as a thankful reminder of a great past year, but you still want to make ideal changes. January is a perfect time to start planning your new year’s garden. Since there’s not much work yet to do outdoors,... read more.

  • December 17, 2019

By George Axiotakis, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

Like many, many landscaping firms, a big part of John Mini's business is creating lovely holiday displays. Of course, the most popular holiday plant is the poinsettia; other popular holiday plants include Cyclamen, Norfolk Island Pine and the Christmas (actually Thanksgiving) Cactus.  Here are... read more.

  • December 13, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The word Zen has become synonymous with a kind of mental repose that hectic society envies and craves like a tropical vacation. First introduced to Japan from China in the 12th century, Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that accentuates the value of meditation and intuition, leading to boost in m... read more.

  • December 09, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

From improving mental health and increasing creativity to cleaning air and reducing noise, indoor planting seems to have an endless range of benefits. And studies are backing that up. “Plants can efficiently remove pollutants and improve indoor air quality,” says one group of researchers... read more.

  • December 02, 2019

By Ron Santos, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

With Fall already here and Winter fast approaching there are some things you should think about doing, regarding your landscape, before the freezing temperatures arrive. These suggestions can help you to save time and money come spring and always saves a lot of the headache. Listed below are some ti... read more.

  • November 22, 2019

By Stacey Anderson, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

As the landscaping season comes to an end and Winter approaches, you might start to wonder how your plants will survive. It’s true, most plants are not suitable for the cold temperatures and harsh winds of the Winter season. However, you can rest easy knowing that come Spring, you will have ne... read more.

  • November 08, 2019

By Charlie Sandberg, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Let’s start out by visualizing an experiment. Imagine a handful of fresh, green leaves picked off an Oak tree.  Right next to this handful of fresh leaves is a concrete block. Now imagine a heat lamp, directed at both the fresh leaves and the concrete block, shining down for five minutes.... read more.

  • October 18, 2019

By Stacey Anderson, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Somehow the Fall season seems to creep in earlier and earlier each year. Am I the only one who has seen scarecrows and fall leaves on display in Michaels? As much as I love the hot summer nights, I’m ready for crisp walks in Central Park while snacking on anything “pumpkin spice” a... read more.

  • October 17, 2019

By Ron Santos, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When landscaping, we sometimes just think about what we want and like, and forget that we aren’t the only ones using the space. There are other species that use this space as well, and we can keep them in mind when creating an ecologically friendly landscape. With proper research and planning... read more.

  • October 04, 2019

By Liana Hutcheon, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

What do fine Italian cuisine and gardening have in common? Layers. Thus, the premise of lasagna gardening.  If you’re like me, you like to try any new gardening experiment that you come across. You’re also like me if you’re running out of room in to your garden for all t... read more.

  • September 20, 2019