A road edge planting. Frequently called a "hellstrip" because it is a hot, dry and often difficult to grow in area. This one is planted with Yellow Ice Plant Purple Salvia Red, Dragons Blood Sedum and other drought tolerant plants.
Steady Growth Roger Griffith's flower and vegetable garden, just hours north of New York City, is like a farm stand in a backyard. He uses succession planting, in which seeds are sown about every three weeks, to ensure produce into fall.
This sort of garden appeals to me - plenty of color and texture but (appears to be) lo-water. But the fact that "xeric gardening" pics are usually plainer makes me think there's a reason - the lovely flowering shrubs still need signif.