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

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


Kumquat trees grown in buffalo-shaped pots to celebrate the Year of the Buffalo

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.

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

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

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

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

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

A gardener taking care of kumquat trees.

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

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.

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

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.

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

A buffalo carrying kumquat tree on his back

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

A buffalo decorated with yellow straw in his mouth.

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

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

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

Kumquat trees grown in house-shaped pots.

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

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

Photos: Ha Nam