Larches in training by Francois Jeker.
Good stock helps
Larches are easy to grow (especially if you live in the north), easy to train and they are naturally attractive trees. If you start with decent stock and you have some grasp of design and technique, you can end up with the kind of results you see above.
Near limitless possibilities
This is not to say each tree couldn’t have been styled differently as they certainly could have. Give the same potential bonsai to five different bonsai artists and you’ll end up with five different trees.
If you’d like to dig into the aesthetics of bonsai, check out Francois’ excellent book, Bonsai Aesthetics. You can also visit his website.
Source: Bonsai Bark