Does shriveled mean dead?
Are shriveled dahlia bulbs a waste of time, or is there hope? Someone gave me a "gift" of some. They don't look much like the nice, plump photos I'm seeing here. (I think they were out of the ground, outside, for a few days, over a few frosts.) The worst are really shriveled up, and I have no hope for them. Some are a bit puffy. One looks a bit like a nearly respectable bulb.
I don't have any dahlias yet, so even saving one would give me entree into this world. There are a total of ten or so, in various states of shriveleness.
I'm in central MA, zone 5.