The images (i think) make this straight forward. Sorry for the lack of actual pictures since i dont have a patio to put it on and therefore no personal need but i have had one before and it looked great. This works best if you put it at the bottom of a beam that supports a patio covering. Basically its a simple concept that most people dont think about. First you just cut a hole in the bottom of a pot with a serated knife. Then you just slide it down the pole and fill it with dirt and seeds.