One thing - the pot in the pictures shows holes all around. Unless you want to get soaked put holes only in one side. That way you can place the pot on a tray and catch the overflow.dosal, Sue, I'm sorry. I must be missing something.That's exactly what I was going to say!
The more holes you have drilled in the pot, the less water pressure you'll have at each hole when you water. If you put holes on only one side, each of those holes is going to spurt like a geyser when you fill up the pot with liquid.
With more holes all around, the excess water will be distributed evenly to all of them, resulting in less of a spray per hole, and a mess that's much more catchable in a drip pan if you're doing this indoors on fine furniture.
If you don't believe me, fill up a plastic cup sometime. Use a nail, and punch one hole in the cup, near the bottom. It'll spray really far. Punch five holes, each of those holes will spray, but to a much shorter distance. Punch twenty holes all around, and the water from each hole will come out just a dribble, even though a greater amount of water will be leaving the cup per unit of time than if you punched only one hole.
Try it. It's really true.
If you don't want to get soaked, drill more holes, the more the better, at the same level, all the way around. More holes all around won't spray remotely as far as a few on just one side, and you'll actually stay dry when you go to water your pot.