You can run the same program, but forwarding x11.
This means you'll get the physical window open up on your desktop from which you're SSHing in from - It's much nicer in terms of visualisation
Here's a tutorial on how to set up x11. It's really simple to do, and it's much nicer. (plus it's useful for running graphical installer wizards too!)
EDIT: Here's an example I've screenshotted for you of me SSHing in with X11 forwarding(putty) from my Windows machine to my Linux machine, then starting up my system monitor Ksysguard. As you can see the whole window appears as it would do if you were on the actual machine.