Gardens in Tu Lien Ward bustle with shoppers for kumquat bonsai trees ahead of Tet

Wednesday, 2021-02-03 10:38:07
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Kumquat trees grown in buffalo-shaped pots to celebrate the Year of the Buffalo
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NDO – As Lunar New Year 2021 marks the Year of the Buffalo, gardeners in Tu Lien Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, are providing shoppers with kumquat bonsai trees placed in buffalo-shaped pots.

The trees have been receiving special attention from kumquat growers months ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

A kumquat garden in Tu Lien Ward seen from an aerial view.

A gardener taking care of kumquat trees.

It is not too difficult to grow kumquat trees in buffalo-shaped pots, the challenge is how to shape the tree nicely, which requires from one to two months with a lot of skill and persistence, according to Tam, the owner of Dung Tam Garden.

Tam revealed that this year, shoppers prefer bonsai trees to big-sized ones, and her garden has received a lot of orders for kumquat bonsai trees in buffalo-shaped pots since early December.

A buffalo carrying kumquat tree on his back

A buffalo decorated with yellow straw in his mouth.

Gardeners also shape the kumquat fruits to resemble gold bars to boost sales.

Kumquat trees grown in house-shaped pots.

Many shoppers have visited to gardens in Tu Lien to pick up kumquat bonsai trees for decorations during Tet.

Photos: Ha Nam