apple bark planterby Ricky Giacco
- the story
After a crab apple tree got sick and had to be removed, Native Cast used it as a richly textured cast, letting it live on forever. Made from locally sourced concrete, this lightweight planter adopts the unique knots and grooves of its original muse. Handmade in Pennsylvania.
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- Made from
- 6.5" H x 5" dia.; 3 lbs.; Base: 7" dia.
- Overflow base included.
Care: remove standing water in freezing conditiions
- the maker
Ricky Giacco is the son of two gardeners, so you could say the seeds were sown early on that he'd grow up to be into horticulture. Ricky loved the idea of making miniature portable gardens, and the containers that would beautify them. His mission is to use locally sourced materials, crafted to create an aesthetic appeal of old world concrete urns, in lighter and smaller styles. He blends of eco-friendly concrete made with recycled products and ingredients native to the region (shells, sand, pine needles, etc.) makes for pieces that are beautiful, durable and lightweight.
Visit the blog to learn more about how Ricky Giacco creates his eco-conscious concrete designs.
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