Newbie: non-poisonious flowering vine to cover cement block wall
I'm a newbie to gardening/landscaping. I just purchased my first home in Southern California (Yorba Linda, ca).
The house has a beige cement block wall. I thought flowering ivy/vine would be an inexpensive way to cover it (I've thought about stucco... but that would be a fortune).
I have a dog so, I need something which is non poisonous.
I also need to cover about 200 feet in wall which is about 6 feet high.
Could anyone suggest an option for a vine/ivy which would stay green all year round?... the flowering would be a bonus.
Also how far to I need to space the plant?