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.
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