Hans Von Bülow and leafy greens
Keep your rotten plants away from me!
According to eminent music critic, Harold C. Schonberg in his book, The Great Conductors (Simon & Schuster 1967) German maestro Hans von Bülow cringed at the idea of being crowned, Apollo-style, with plants.
When a committee attempted to present him with a laurel wreath, he rejected their tribute, saying,
“I’m not a vegetarian.”