Seriously. I understand the xeriscaping impetus; the amount of water used to keep landscaping green is pretty scandalous. But sagebrush is not landscaping. It’s ugly.
Well, you could always go for the natural look, you know, sage brush thrown in on a berm with a dry “creek” bed around it, and roses, and trees, and hollyhocks, and perennials, and a birdhouse?
You just can’t force sagebrush to look good. It doesn’t even look interesting in its natural habitat, let alone regimented into shrubbery or tucked into a cottage-style bed. It doesn’t look clever, it doesn’t complement or contrast well with other plants, and it makes your yard look trashy. Don’t. Do. It.