I must admit, I stole the idea for this photo online while I was surfing for ideas. I bought a cheap plant, had Chris Jones hold it in his hand, and snapped a few photos. Obviously, some Photoshop work was done to give the plant separation from the surroundings.
Incidentally, I asked my Tweeps (Twitter peeps) for suggestions on an Earth Day photo. Colleen replied, "show me something that earth day activities help ... like something bad that we can fix with care for the earth ..." That was a tough assignment and I failed. But I'm happy with this.