Good to know:
Sundials Lend a Sense of Time.
Sundials are an ancient method of
telling time. The oldest known sundial was constructed in Egypt around 1500 B.C.
Romans perfected the horizontal sundial we know today. During the Renaissance,
sundials of every description were produced. The vertical sundials were mounted
on the outside walls of many churches and public buildings.
By the 16th century more modern timepieces replaced the practical usefulness
of shadow-casting sundials. Still, there is a sense of passing time and a
centuries old tradition that makes sundials a beautiful and functional accent
for our gardens. Use a sundial as a focal point of your garden or amidst some
colorful flower clusters.