My beautiful, yes, I'll say it, my BEAUTIFUL totempole cactus crashed down after the rains last week. Usually I go out and cover the ground with tarps after the first day of a rain so that the cactus doesn't draw up too much moisture. I forgot to do that this time...and then the wind started to blow. CRASH!
So far I've just let it lay there thinking that the roots needed time to dry out. I went out today and moved some of the wet dirt away from the roots by hand and with a paint brush and found that ground is still very wet - lots of clay in the soil here. My goal is to prop this baby back up! I know that any broken roots need time to callus over, as do the pieces that broke off, before I can do anything.
It'll break my heart if I lose this guy! Ideas? Suggestions?