My grandmother used to tell me about how my great grandmother and greatgrandfather used to do it....
she said they would take the rose cutting just underneath where a bud for a new stem would shoot from, and put it in the ground, water it, then place a glass mason jar over it.
I don't know how effective this was, but i'm sure you could google it and someone out there in the www would be able to tell you! :)
I know a lot of plants can be propagated....so I don't doubt roses would be one of them! xoxoxo
I remember a friend telling me to put the cuttings, no leaves on the, and younger shoots, cut end down in the soil, water and put a mason jar over each. Some of them will root, she said. In fact, she gave me some cuttings that she rooted like this.