Hood College alum, Founder of Frederick Jams, and Owner of Take Root, Kaitlyn Makers has worn many hats and has found her calling with houseplants!
History of Take Root
Here’s what Kaitlyn had to say when we asked her why she opened this business: “I worked in event promotions. I lost both of my jobs when lockdowns began to happen and realized that it would be quite a while until events were back up and running. I had always been into houseplants, but during lockdown my passion for plants grew immensely. I knew that I wanted to share that passion with others, which is how Take Root was born! Plants provide such a great outlet for people, which is why I chose to pursue the shop even with the uncertainties of COVID-19. So many of my customers are able to find an escape through plants, and for some of them, plants are what gets them through the day. It’s amazing to see how plants can really transform lives for the better.”
Where Do These Amazing Plants Come From?
“I source my plants from a variety of different family owned nurseries. I like to keep away from more corporate suppliers because I want my customers to see the love and care that went into growing these plants, and when they come from smaller nurseries… you’re able to see that difference. As of right now, I am getting new stock in on a weekly basis so that inventory is always changing and evolving!”
Unlike local nurseries and big box stores, Take Root’s speciality is helping those who are not interested in outdoor plants. There can be too many types of plants, too many options, and not nearly enough help at nurseries — which makes this shop perfect for beginners and homebodies alike! Kaitlyn has the knowledge, expertise, and dedication to help each and every customer pick out the perfect plant for their needs.
Plans for Take Root’s Future?
“Yes, I absolutely have plans for the future! There are so many things that I want to bring into my business once COVID-19 restrictions are over, especially classes and events. Nothing is set in stone right now, but I’m hoping to have some exciting announcements come summer!”
Planters, Houseplants, and Pots — Oh My!
Looking for the perfect pot? Take Root has an amazingly unique collection of pots, stands, and planters to choose from. We are especially fond of her zebra and giraffe offerings! Photo from Take Root
If you couldn’t tell, Take Root has everything you need if you’re looking for a personal houseplant buying experience! We love seeing new local businesses take off and we’re excited to see what the future holds for Take Root. For more Frederick Fun, check out our other blogs and get exploring!
Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm