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With over 40 years of experience pushing the limits of landscaping, John Mini designs, constructs and maintains indoor, outdoor, and holiday landscapes for corporate and commercial clients in the Tri-State area.

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

As a young boy growing up, I developed a passion for music. Not only the songs themselves, but how they come to be, what was the meaning behind them, and how they may relate to life.   Recently, one album in particular keeps popping up to me. It's called ‘Fre... read more.

  • August 09, 2021

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

Driven by passion, the people of our community inspire us every day. This past year has emphasized that we need to cultivate unity and recognize sincerity. We are sharing their stories, in the hopes that they do the same for you.  Among the many things we have in common, both John Mini and... read more.

  • July 27, 2021

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

I got a call from my dad this past weekend saying he needed help planting some rose bushes which he came across. Being that I work at a landscaping company, it was about time I tried my hand at gardening and helped to add some enchantment to his back... read more.

  • July 15, 2021

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

Cooking is something that has been part of my whole life. As a younger child I remember standing up in a chair to watch my grandmother cook. She used to make the best, most delicious dishes and with such ease. Everyone would have lunch at my grandfather’s house, about 10-20 people on any given... read more.

  • June 17, 2021

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

I have never seen a swan before! Seriously, at least not that I can remember anyway. As I was walking by a lake near the office in Congers, the swans stopped me in my tracks! I am sure it sounds silly to those from the area. But I was amazed just how beautiful they are up close (maintaining a distan... read more.

  • June 14, 2021

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

As I reflect on the past 3 years here at John Mini, I can’t remember a day where I felt I haven’t learned, grown or simply became better. I’ve worked with almost every department trying to give a helping hand where I can so we can deliver the high quality of work we here at John Mi... read more.

  • June 08, 2021

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

I consider myself very lucky that what was once just a hobby for me is now a part of my career! I’ve always been big on houseplants in particular so I thrive in exploring new ways to get creative with my indoor plant design and horticultural skills. That being said, wh... read more.

  • June 02, 2021

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

As a 2-year new home owner I finally was able to work on my front house planter bed. As you can see on the image with nothing in it, my son and l added some spring color to brighten the planter bed giving it a warm welcoming to home sweet home. John Mini supplied all these beautiful flowers and with... read more.

  • May 17, 2021

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

During the pandemic my family and I decided to build a garden. A place we can go to disconnect from what’s going on around us during these trying times. Working at John Mini and being able to see the different landscaping designs and presentations, it inspired us to start from the ground up. I... read more.

  • May 11, 2021

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

Are you right brain dominant or left brain dominant? Right brain-ers are more creative, rhythmic, holistic thinking, intuition-based folk, while left brain-ers are the strategic, mathematical, logistical fact checkers who crave order. Well, personally, I hate that question because I&n... read more.

  • April 15, 2021

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

Driven by passion, the people of our community inspire us every day. This past year has emphasized that we need to cultivate unity and recognize sincerity. We are sharing their stories, in the hopes that they do the same for you. "New York City’s over 550 community gardens offer open space,... read more.

  • April 02, 2021

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

One of my favorite parts about my job is my ability to directly impact nature everyday! I’m proud to say I’m part of a green/organic organization. We use 0 chemicals or pesticides! We treated this lawn 100% organically in the Spring and got phenomenal results. By choo... read more.

  • March 31, 2021

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

Ever since I was a young kid, I have had a fascination with numbers. Yes, numbers and mathematics were a thing that long ago!  My dad was a bit of a numbers guy and he saw an ability early on, which he fostered.  We would be riding in the car and out of nowhere he would ask me a math probl... read more.

  • March 29, 2021

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

My family lives in an old house. It has many “old house issues”, including every time there is a decent rainstorm, we get water in the basement. The solution was to build a drainage trench to get the gutter discharge water away from the house.... read more.

  • March 26, 2021

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

Named 2021 Plant of the Year, the red maranta prayer plant signifies the seemingly impossible gratitude in such an arduous year. We were challenged to reflect on our lives in a new light and appreciate those moments, people, and places that surmounted chaos to bring us pockets of solace. Like clockw... read more.

  • March 24, 2021

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

Some problems are big, some are small. This one was BIG!  One day, early in my career, I received a phone call from an architect. He asked me if we did indoor rock gardens. I determined that plants were involved, not always the case, said yes and agreed to meet. When I arrived at... read more.

  • March 12, 2021

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

I have been a member of BOMA NJ (Building Owners and Managers Association) for over 20 years.  In December of 2019, I was asked by the President of BOMA NJ if I wanted to be the Allied Services Rep.  After getting approval from Jack Harris, I happily took... read more.

  • February 26, 2021

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

Towards the end of last year, we were contacted by a developer we have previously worked with and asked to provide?design solutions for the new construction of a Manhattan property.? Matt Spencer, Samantha Bertrand and I decided to collaborate on the desi... read more.

  • February 22, 2021