Did you say to yourself "ehhh, that's gonna be a Garden Oops. Besides being pretentious, it just looks too big, it's a funny color, and it is wrong for that narrow front garden in front of a brick wall."
Did you say that? Noooo, you said nice things in the comments section of that post. But you were thinking otherwise.
You were right.
It's the first of the month, when Joene sponsors Garden Oops, or GOOPs. We post about our mistakes. You can go to her blog to read more.
This was a mistake. First of all, the ridiculous cost. Was the household financial controller completely asleep? When I placed it in front of the brick wall fronting my house, I had immediate misgivings, financial and aesthetic. Mainly financial. Largely aesthetic. Both.
It was too big. It was too Tuscan looking for a strip of garden in front of a brick wall with black shutters.
The fake resin composite immediately faded in the weak winter sunlight, and within three weeks the side facing outward was pink. Not terra cotta. Pink.
I rotated it, and the other side turned pink.
Not terra cotta. Pink.
So. . . I painted it a nice neutral taupe color that turned out to be mottled steely black.
Now I own a large black cooking cauldron that looks like chickens should be sacrificed in it on Sundays.
I put a begonia in it, but the poor thing looks frightened.
I went to Home Depot, bought a shiny plastic urn for $26 and put it in front of the brick wall along the front walk. So much better. So much cheaper.
You were right. The original expensive urn had '"oops" written all over it.
You were all just too nice to say so.