Since the earliest times, man has tried to find a way to measure the passing of hours. Sundials were some of the first timepieces ever created, using the position of the sun in the sky to determine the hours. A gnomon casts a shadow over the demarcations on the dial, and alters as the sun changes position. This indicates the passing of time and can even be adjusted to your latitude. Sundials offer a variety of styles and shapes, to match any garden décor. Many even act as combination bird baths, for added interest. Armillary spheres, used in times past as globes, also add fun and sculpture to your garden. Sundials are often incorporated into these, for an added effect. Use a stand or pedestal to elevate your horizontal sundial or armillary sphere, bringing more drama to the piece. Timepieces have been a staple of style for centuries, and you can add some of this historic style to your garden using a Sundial or Armillary Sphere.