My adventure began when I placed two small artificial Christmas trees in each of my large planters on either side of my outside entrance. Unfortunately, I forgot to put bricks inside to weigh the planter down, as the winds get strong and knock these trees over. I always had good luck when that happened before, as the planter's fall was cushioned by the doormat. This time however, the black iron handle got knocked, and huge chunks of the planter broke off, at least a quarter of it.
Repair was the answer for me, as I spent a lot of time searching for planter pots I liked, especially since these terra cotta ones can be painted one day should I want a new look. I bought some Goop all-purpose glue, as it seemed it would work in outdoor weather and it can be painted over as well. Unfortunately I put the glue up high somewhere to keep it out of reach of the kids, and I couldn't find it for the longest time. Finally I caved and bought another one.
The glue worked pretty well, but there was a problem. I put the plastic tip that came with the glue on the tube for better control, and I guess I didn't cut a very large hole. The tube burst at the crimped end and things got messy, and I had to discard the unused portion. I taped the glued planter with painter's low-tac tape for a few days, just to make sure it would dry in position. ( Naturally, within days of finally tackling this repair, I found the first glue I bought. )
I visited the website, [url]www.amazinggoop.com[/url], to maybe contact them about how the tube burst open. I discovered they provide free samples if you take a silly quiz, so I did that instead. I don't work for them or anything, just thought I'd mention their free sample offer in case anyone may be interested.
Here is my messy repair. I'll have to give it a light sanding and use a bit of filler before I paint it, but for now I just turned it so it doesn't show when you walk toward my door. I won't be choosing a colour until after the house gets painted. I bought red-leaf begonias that are actually indoor plants, I think, because the planters are in a sheltered area beneath my carport. They ended up being a good choice.