Donald Eaves writes:
If it stays this warm and windy, daubing is going to
be a useless
Donald -- Your comment reminds me of
something that I haven't thought of for a long time. Earl Roberts, who
introduced me to hybridizing, always mouth-breathed heavily on pollen before
applying it, saying the moisture would help it adhere. I got away
from doing that somewhere along the line, but it might be worth trying.