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A floral extravaganza (with photo gallery)

Peonies provide an annual explosion of fragrant pink at Lincoln family’s Hildene mansion in Manchester

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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In the spring of 1907, her heart broken by a painful divorce, Jessie Lincoln, the 31-year-old granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, got down on her knees, put her hands in the dirt and planted a garden of luscious pink peonies. Visitors can still enjoy the fruits of her labor at Hildene, the Lioncoln Family Home, in Manchester, Vt....

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