If you're going to have a large, bare area in xeriscaping, don't. I like what this landscaper has done with this tumble of large rocks. Adds contrast and great interest. Now if you can just keep the kids from jumping off of it.
The mural artist has a couple of choices about how to give extra protection to the finished mural. Select a picture you wish to become a mural. Sometimes you wish to enhance your mural after it has been protected by means of a layer of varnish.
Dragon’s Blood sedum. This fast-growing creeper has pretty red-and-green foliage, making it an excellent groundcover for sloping sites. Sedums prefer sunny locations, but they will also grow well in partial shade.