Hello, this is my first post. I live in Long Island, NY. I have a friend who desperately wants to learn how to take the seed from his mother's tulips (I think this is the problem as I understand it at least) and grow new tulips. Yes, I know this is not your average gardening activity. I was so impressed with your recent discussion about "growing" vs "growing" that I had to read more. And considered someone out there might possibly have tried GROWING tulips, the way this novice gardening friend (who does not know what the "pods" at the top of the stems are after it flowers) wants to grow them. Initially I said to myself, This person is so nieve, this person just doesn't understand that no one does that. But after hearing the story, my new attitude is, Why not? If one has the time and inclination, there is nothing wrong with this. And then I stumbled on your posts about "growing". He may be more of a gardener than I. Because I never seem to really grow anything. Does anyone have any advice about this project? What conditions are needed for Tulip Seed to germinate? What kind of summer conditions do you give the bulb? How does one "chip" (as they call it in the Lily business - I have not tried this yet but it is on my list of things to do, does that make me a gardener?) a Tulip bulb? Is this like getting bulblets and growing those? I have a lot to learn. At least it's less than my friend. RSVP. ======================================================================= IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: U.S. federal tax advice in the foregoing message from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is not intended or written to be, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed regarding the transactions or matters addressed. Some of that advice may have been written to support the promotion or marketing of the transactions or matters addressed within the meaning of IRS Circular 230, in which case you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. ======================================================================= This e-mail message may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient(s), or the employee or agent responsible for delivery of this message to the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please immediately notify the sender and delete this e-mail message from your computer.