Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo goes into full bloom with “miniscapes” competition

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HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Livestock Show and Rode really gets going on Tuesday, but there's already competitions underway.  On Sunday, students from across Texas took part in the Horticulture Committee's "Miniscapes" Competion.

"The students design a garden, based on a six-by-six design and they know they're going to have a bottlebrush tree in the center," Donna Webster, a HSLR Horticulture Chairman, said. "They make a design, and work as a team to implement the design when they come here today."

The student groups are given $150 to purchase their materials by the Horticulture Committee.

"We get to meet other 4-H clubs, we also get to interact with plant life since we are based in agriculture," Jaylan Wright of the Houston Metropolitan 4-H Club said."It's good to come to a place where you can really apply all the things that you learned."

The miniscapes will be on display throughout the three-week rodeo season.