This is an old restaurant pot that stands about knee high. It sits out in the back yard. the dents were put there by a son venting his aggression. Better there than a hole in the wall. OK, there were plenty of holes in the wall too! There is no soil in this pot, only red lava rock about dime to quarter size. Every year a bird somehow loses a sunflower seed or two in the pot and it grows. They do not grow very tall but they are tenacious things.