Sunday, February 2, 2014

Greening the Man Made Outdoors Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of "Greening the Man-Made Outdoors".  If you missed Part 1, you can get up to speed by clicking here.

Let's get right down to it:

1.  Bring in the Potted Plants

Potted plants are always a winner when you have little natural space, and they have the added advantage of being portable.  You can arrange them to create spaces and define areas:

 Credit:  Platinum Preschool

Mix things up a bit and add plantings to different kinds of containers:

(For more boat planter ideas, click here)

2.  Bring in the Natural Loose Materials:

Credit:  Only About Children Neutral Bay

Credit:  Only About Children Cammeray 2 Campus

Credit:  ONly About Children Cremorne Campus

3.  Grow herbs in containers:

 Credit:  Peninsular Sands Preschool via Centre Support

4.  Bring in the rocks and stones:

Credit:  Platinum Preschool

 (Top) Only About Children Neutral Bay Campus (Bottom) Only About Children Rose Bay Campus

Natural materials, such as these large smooth river stones, make ideal loose parts for children to move around and use in their play:

Credit:  Only About Children Cremorne Campus

 Credit:  Only About Children Neutral Bay Campus

Credit:  Only About Children Seaforth

 5. Bring in the stumps:

 Top and bottom left:  Only About children Mona Vale  Bottom Right:  Only About Children Cremorne

Credit:  Only about Children Cammeray 2 and Cammeray 3

6.  Grow a Fairy Garden (or three):

 Stay tuned for part 3 - I have plenty more ideas up my sleeve.

Over to you.  What are you doing to green your outdoor space?


  1. Love this! It's like a giant diorama! Great fun, especially for the boys!

  2. This is brilliant. I love everything about it!

  3. Great stuff! Looks like the kids had a great time in all those pictures!

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  5. Just love all these photos and inspirational ideas Jenny....wish I could do it all (and visit them all)! Thanks for this lovely series!

  6. I also just bought some open bamboo poles from Bunnings. I am going to use them as part of a water feature in our outdoor area but also thought I would buy some small bouncy balls so the children could use it like a large 'marble run' game.