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It’s more than one month to go to the Lunar New Year of the Buffalo. Gardeners in Tu Lien are at the final steps to complete beautiful kumquat ornamental trees to serve customers.
In recent years, kumquat bonsai grown on pots in the shape of zodiac animals are well received thanks to their impressive and unique shape. This year, golden buffalo carrying kumquat trees are an attractive product for many people.
According to some garden owners, kumquat bonsai positioned on a golden buffalo brings special meaning.
A golden buffalo symbolizes good health, prosperity, and good fortune in the new year.
The Anh, a garden owner, prepares hundreds of kumquat trees in different forms and shapes for the New Year market. Especially, he has created many pots in the shape of golden buffaloes to meet the customers’ demand.
According to Mr. The Anh, he is flooded with orders for the golden buffalos carrying kumquat. Prices range from 1 million VND (45 USD) to 4 million VND (180 USD) each, depending on the size and shape of the trees.
“Vietnamese people believe that ‘Buffalo helps start the career’, which emphasizes the importance of the animal. The buffalo is strong, healthy, and hard-working," said Mr. The Anh.
To create beautiful bonsai kumquat trees, it takes Tu Lien gardeners more than a year to shape the trees, which are then put on buffalos' back for further care.
Planting kumquat on a buffalo's back is quite arduous and difficult. Gardeners must choose the suitable tree, otherwise, it will break the pot.
The work of fertilizing trees for blossom and fruits in time of the Tet holiday requires much care and meticulousness. In particular, cold rain and frost will affect the quality of the fruits, so gardeners must take special care of the trees.
A tag shows the name, phone number, and address of the customer who pre-ordered this kumquat tree.
A kumquat tree is planted in a pot crafted with Vietnamese words of Happiness, Luck, and Longevity.
A pot featuring the statues of three gods representing Happiness, Luck and Longevity expresses the wish for the new year.

Golden buffalo carrying kumquat tree for lunar year 2021

(VOVWORLD) - Kumquat gardeners in Tu Lien ward (Tay Ho district, Hanoi) have been busy preparing bonsai products such as peaches and kumquat, to serve the Lunar New Year celebration. A part from traditionally ornamental trees, the artisans have created many products with the shape of buffalo as the Year of Buffalo is coming.