It is clear that a sundial can be bought. Most often, these are forged products, which are a small architectural form, the varieties of which the portal has devoted a detailed article to. Such a sundial can be quite expensive, because usually the work is hand made, piece by piece. But on the other hand, they are made according to all the rules and the time will show as accurately as possible, as far as possible, focusing on the Sun.
Making a sundial on the site with your own hands is not so difficult. You need to choose, of course, a sunny place, prepare the site. Most often, the gnomon, that is, the hand of the sundial, is cut in the shape of a triangle. One corner will be right, and the second will be equal to the geographical latitude of your site. The hand is attached perpendicular to the dial, pointing from south to north, so a compass is required. The rest of the sundial can be anything, even just in the form of a concrete circle with a pin in the center. You, of course, do not recognize the exact time from them, but to be guided by how much you spent in the garden – yes.
A separate art is the creation of a flower bed in the form of a sundial. The first such flower clock was planted by the Swedish pioneering biologist Carl Linnaeus and therefore rightfully bears his name. Linnaeus planted flowers in separate sectors of the circle, which opened corollas at different times of the day. Complicated? Sure! As well as planting, grow plants in the form of numbers, accurately placing them on the site. You can try a much simpler version of potted plants, as in the last photo..
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