This photo shows potential of 4 pods.
1. Week old pod.
2. Today's bloom pollinated.
3. Yesterday's bloom pollinated.
4. 3 or 4 day pod.
In #3 the base of the spent bloom will begin to swell even by the second day.
In #4 you can just leave the spent bloom and let it drop normally but at this point you know there is a seed pod so it can be removed.
Maturing seeds with our marking system of colored paper clips and colored beads.
We do it this way since we use so many pollen parents and don't use the written hang tags.
We re-use the same tags for years.
We keep our legend. (sample)
Blue = Blue Buzz
White = Little Mucha Minto
Yellow = 15-101 seedling
Blue/Green Bead = Regency Charade
We can also use identical colors on tets so we keep the tet and dip legend
Blue = Mythical Art
White = Wispy Rays
Yellow = Stenciled Infusion
Blue/Green Bead = seedling 14-05
Open this picture to see tomorrows bud.
Notice the pistil is visible this evening but the bloom will open tomorrow. I have lots of daylilies that expose the pistil the day before the bloom opens. You will have the most success if you put pollen on it now. By the way, Honky Tonk Blues shows the pistil the day before the flower opens. Lots of my mini's do and I am out the evening before and even by flashlight pollinating them with lots of pods setting. Some I found would not set a pod if I waited until the next day. The one in the picture -Baby Boomer is that way for me here. If you look close you can see the pistil on the high and low buds. Both can be pollinated now before they open.
You ask what seeds I set on Honky Tonk Blues and I think they would be with Colorado Blues, Metro blues, and some seedlings. Maybe Jelly Basket as well.
Amber is correct that wet pollen is not good. If it is just a normal morning with no rain, you just need to wait on the pollen to dry which some days can take a while. You look early in the morning and it may appear there is no pollen but a few hours later it has dried and is ready to use. Also true that the pollen can last for days at room temp or in the fridge. So even if there are only certain days to collect pollen you can still have it to use anytime you have a few hours without rain.
This is the easy part of starting new daylily creations. It is very little effort to dab some pollen. All the other steps to get the new flowers take more effort.
Don't intend to bore you with all this but who knows if someone just starting out needs lots of details.
We did not have a mentor or anyone to teach us so we just made our way and then learned that others did similar or the same.