Tuesday, June 4, 2019

flower investigation: lemon verbena

Lemon verbena is a delightful plant. The leaves are very firm and substantial in texture, while the flowers are very delicate and white. The children felt the flowers were lilac, white, and purple and so we put out those colors for them to use. The children loved that the plant smelled like lemons but had no yellow on it at all. How could that be? Ah, the minds and wonder of children. Along with the oil pastels, we chose skinny black paper to add variety to their floral art, and help the lighter colors pop!