16:17 | 08/03/2019 Society
A Hanoi plant collector has persuaded a man to sell him a tree growing on top of his gate frame along with the gate.
|This tree curls in feng-shui style with the mythical phoenix moving around to the music. Photo acquired by VnExpress|
Phung Quoc Tinh said he was at Hoang Vinh’s house in northern Nam Dinh Province to buy some trees when he saw a ficus tree on top of Vinh’s gate with its roots going all the way into the ground below.
He asked but failed to persuade Vinh to sell it to him. But he returned after two days and this time succeeded when he asked to buy both the tree and the gate and frame.
He said: "This tree curls in feng-shui style with the mythical phoenix moving around to the music. The plaited root system ...exudes boldness and ancient feelings."
Tinh has been collecting plants for 30 years and is a member of the Hanoi Ornamental Creature Association.
Vinh, whose family has a tradition of growing ornamentalplants, said he had moved the plant to the top of the gate in 2004 after it had been in a pot for more than 10 years.