One of the most beautiful and useful landscape design elements for homeowners is the sundial. We will learn how to make them with our own hands.
What homeowners do not decorate their sites with! A sundial, of course, is not the most popular element of landscape design, but it is useful – you can find out what time it is without going into the house and without taking out your mobile phone.
DIY garden sundial
It is clear that a sundial can be bought. Such a sundial can be quite expensive, because usually the work is hand made, piece by piece. But on the other hand, they were made according to all the rules and the time will show as accurately as possible, guided by 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 know 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 Karl 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. published by econet.ru
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