ISSUE 89  |  Back in Business

Modern, Minimalist, and American Made: NativeCast Planters

September 13, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Erin Boyle

We recently spotted NativeCast among the nominees for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. An avid container gardener, NativeCast founder Ricky Giacco drew on his own gardening experience to create a line of modern planters that are lightweight and minimalist in addition to being environmentally friendly. 

Above: NativeCast Alapocas Bowls come in 7-inch and 9-inch sizes. Each planter comes fitted with a drainage hole and coco fiber insert to diffuse water over the drainage hole.

Above: Planters are made with NativeCast’s “green” concrete blend, which uses a combination of natural materials–such as sand, coniferous mulch, and clam shells– and recycled materials including post-consumer plastic and concrete reclaimed from roadways and construction demolition. The result is a concrete that’s lightweight, durable, and more environmentally sustainable than traditional options. 

Above: The Alapocas Bowl 9 in Gray; $45.

Above: The Brandywine Bowl, the largest in the NativeCast line, has a 16-inch diameter; $120.

Hoping to hang a planter? See Izabella’s list of 10 Easy Pieces: White Hanging Planters.