Give this piece a chance. Plant a 9-millimeter gun or seed bomb from artists Christopher Humes and Noah Scalin, and you'll soon see blooming Shasta daisy, European columbine, foxglove, purple coneflower, spurred snapdragon, lupine or black-eyed Susan. Created as part of the traveling anti-violence exhibition "Swords Into Plowshares, Plant the Piece," the gun pictured here ($75) is formed of red clay power, dry organic compost and wildflower seeds. The seed bomb is composed of clay and soil humus ($12 per pack). Available at Gracie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., (310) 586-6488; www.threemiles.com/plantthepiece.
— Lisa Boone