I went to the front garden where I have three 'Otto Luyken' laurels as foundation plantings and took 13-14 cuttings from them. The cuttings ranged between 4 and 6 inches long. I stripped the cuttings of all leaves except for 1-2 at the top of each cutting. Then I dipped the cuttings in the rooting hormone and stuck them right in the ground directly behind the laurels.
My laurels are resting on the north side of our house. This time of year these evergreen shrubs don't get a whole lot of sun so the cuttings should be well protected from too much sun. I covered the cuttings with my clear plastic box then set a brick on top to hold them down. The open soil next to the mini-greenhouse will absorb and allow the water to visit the base of the cuttings and the humidity dome will keep the cuttings' leaves from drying out. In about 6-8 weeks I should be able to transplant my new little laurels into pots to grow on into larger plants.
It always a good idea to see if you can reuse something! Have you re-purposed anything lately?