Shores Of Time
Moisture is destructive to pollen grains. Pollen should remain dry for at least several hours or more to allow it to travel down through the pistil of the daylily to the ovary. I have dabbed pollen on days when there has been rain in the forcast, and covered the pistils with homemade rain caps of aluminum foil. They work very well, and I've been able to hybridize even on rainy days.