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Re: REB: survivors and deaths

From: Mike Lowe <mlowe@worldiris.com>

Linda Mann writes...

>> for Low Ho that it has been reported to bloom in:CA (of
>> course),CO,CT,IL,MD,MI,MO,NC,NE,NM,NY,OH,OK,OR,TX,WA,WV,Ont,Hol-land,  USDA
>> Zones 4,5,6,7,8,9,10.  So you see  it does bloom in cold areas
>Thanks Rosalie - hmm, a notable absence from the humid-soggy southern
>midcontinent (Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,
>Kentucky).  Perhaps a hint that it doesn't like it here?

The results may have been skewed by distribution of Reblooming Society
members. Two factors come into play -- first, to even GET reports a certain
threshold number of members must be passed. Only about one in ten take the
bother to send in a report and when a states total membership is 3 to 7 --
you just might not have that conscientious '1 in 10 ' individual.

Second, to draw meaningful conclusions from the data it would have to be
population normed. In other words, 3 responses from a population of 47
Reblooming Society members is far poorer than 2 responses from 7 members.

"Statistics lie real good."

Mike,  mlowe@worldiris.com   --   http://www.worldiris.com
South Central Virginia, USA; USDA Zone 7A

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