Crape Myrtle Gary Borders: Local Pronunciations By Gary Borders • Mar 30, 2018 Gary Borders / Gary Borders Airs Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders examines local customs in spelling and pronunciation after a recent comment concerning his spelling of crape myrtle. Gary Borders: Stop Crape Myrtle Mutilation By Gary Borders • Feb 3, 2017 Airs Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders decries the annual mutilation of Crape Myrtles. Gary Borders: Let the crape myrtles grow, please By Gary Borders • Jan 11, 2013 Southern Living Commentator Gary Borders takes on a troublesome landscaping tradition in the Deep South, the winter pruning of crape myrtles.